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Southern cooking is one of the best sources of comfort food for me. It reminds me of family gatherings around the dinner table on Thanksgiving. Homey. cozy. And just down-to-earth dishes. What makes Southern cooking important is not just the dishes, but really, it’s about the stories of people. One example of a Southern Thanksgiving dish is a delicious tray of buttermilk cornbread dressing that really goes well with a well-baked turkey and some cranberries. Jamie Deen breaks down this well-loved recipe on Paula Deen’s Youtube channel. It’s quick and easy and so full of love for the holiday season.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.Make sure you spritz some cooking spray on your cooking dish before everything else.
First, you melt the butter in a large skillet on medium heat. Then add in the onions, garlic, and celery and stir to cook for about 10 minutes. Make sure they don’t turn brown.
Once you’re finished cooking the vegetables, put them all in a large bowl. Pour into the mixture chicken broth and chicken soup. Then whisk in the eggs, poultry seasoning, salt, and pepper. Whisk everything until it becomes the right texture for you.
Jamie Deen prefers wet dressing because, according to him, dry dressing isn’t delicious. And I agree, no one wants a dry dressing because how often do you eat salad dressing in a year? Just once. Make it count.
Once you’re done whisking, you crumble the packages of cornbread mix into the mixture and combine them by stirring.
The final step is to pour the entire mixture into a baking pan. Once you’ve spread everything evenly on the pan, it’s ready to put it inside the oven.
Bake for 45 to 55 minutes. When you take it out of the oven, you let it stand for about 10 minutes before digging in. It’s really good to make sure that the dressing isn’t dry inside when you dig in. It has to be moist. If you think your the top is too dry, Jamie Deen suggests sprinkling some chicken broth to get that moist consistency.
There you go! Something Southern for this coming Thanksgiving. Definitely something full of heart.