My mom begged for this recipe after I served it for our “first” Thanksgiving
dinner, being just married, and now it's a family favorite. This is the only
recipe MY MOTHER asked me to have and for a proud cook, that's a big deal! I
love it! It's different and yet comforting and familiar.
1 pound hot Italian sausage, casings removed
1/4 cup unsalted butter
large onion, chopped
2 cups chopped celery, with leaves
1 (8 ounce) jar steamed
or roasted chestnuts, chopped
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1 tablespoon poultry
22 ounces oyster crackers, lightly crushed
1 1/2 cups chicken
In a medium skillet, cook sausage until cooked through, crumbling as you cook.
Transfer to a bowl.
Add butter to the skillet and melt over medium heat.
Add onions and celery. Sauté until tender (8 minutes).
Mix in chestnuts, parsley and 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning.
Add to sausages and mix in crackers.
Spoon in turkey.
To remaining stuffing, mix in chicken stock, egg and 2 tablespoons melted butter.
Cover and refrigerate.
Bake at 350 degrees F for the last 40 minutes of the turkey's cooking time.
Posted by artsycook at Recipe Goldmine 11/12/2001 9:48 pm.