Stuffing the Turkey

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by wombat, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. wombat

    wombat Songster

    Jun 23, 2009
    I'd read that stuffing the turkey with the traditional breading was a bad idea, because the breading pulls all the moisture out of the meat and you end up with a dry bird.

    For years now, we've been stuffing the turkey with slices of onion and apple, some carrots, sage, and some celery leaves. The turkey always comes out moist. (you throw away the stuff you use for stuffing).

    We use some of the pan drippings to make bread "stuffing" in a caserole pan.

    Just thought I'd pass this along in case anyone wants to try it.

    Happy Thanksgiving!
  2. purr

    purr Songster

    Apr 30, 2008
    east freetown, ma
    I put a quartered orange a half a lemon and fresh herbs in the cavity.

    And I make stuffin Muffins.
  3. Crusty McPottydoodle

    Crusty McPottydoodle Songster

    Mar 14, 2009
    The Wet Coast
    I do the traditional bread stuffing and I have yet to have a dry bird. I used to cook my stuffing separately, but moved on to cooking it in the bird (takes up less space and the stuffing tastes WAY better), and I haven't found any difference to how moist the meat is.

    I use those cheesecloth stuffing bags. One pull and all the stuffing comes out of the bird. No muss, no fuss.

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