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Video:How to Make Oyster Dressing

with Krystyna Rittichier

Want to learn how to make a delicious oyster dressing? Here, see tips and tricks for making oyster dressing at home.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Make Oyster Dressing

Hi. I’m Krystyna Rittichier with About.com, and today I’ll show you how to make oyster dressing. Canned oysters work great for this recipe because they are quick and simple to use, and they taste great. If you decide to use fresh oysters for this recipe, be sure to scrub them with a stiff brush under running water before you open them.

Ingredients for Oyster Dressing

For this recipe you will need:

  • 1 Pound of Bread Slices, Dried in the Oven at 250 Degrees for 1 Hour
  • ¾ Cup Butter
  • 2 Cups Finely Chopped Celery
  • 2 Cups Finely Chopped Onion
  • ½ Cup Milk, Scalded
  • 16 Ounces Oysters, Drained
  • 1 Tsp Lemon Juice
  • ¼ Tsp Salt
  • ¾ Tsp Poultry Seasoning
  • ¼ Tsp Black Pepper

Instructions for Making Oyster Dressing

In a large skillet melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onion and the celery, and cook until the pieces are tender. Using a large mixing bowl, tear the bread slices into small pieces. Sprinkle the bread pieces with the milk, and then toss the mixture immediately. Add the onion, celery, and drained oysters. Toss the mixture again. Sprinkle the mixture with the lemon juice, poultry seasoning and the salt and pepper. Toss the mixture one last time, taking care not to crush the bread.

Additional Instructions for Making Oyster Dressing

If you are cooking this dressing with a turkey, add the dressing to the turkey at the beginning of the cook time. The turkey juices will keep the stuffing moist and flavorful. If you are not cooking the dressing in a turkey, you will have to take care to keep the stuffing moist. The best way to cook or serve the stuffing outside the turkey is to use a covered crock pot set to low. If the dressing gets dry, you can bring it back to life with chicken stock or chicken broth. For those who do not like seafood, this recipe can also use ground Italian sausage instead of the oysters.

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