Tuesday Talk: Mimi’s Cornbread Dressing
Today I am sharing my great grandmother’s cornbread dressing recipe which is served at our family Thanksgiving and Christmas gatherings. Cornbread dressing is a popular Southern dish and is one of my favorite holiday dishes.
I wish I had a better picture of Mimi available but here is one of her and I on Halloween 🙂
When I originally asked my grandmother, Grand B for the recipe, she really had to think about it as the ingredients are adjusted by taste. I had her write it down what she remembered for me. Over time, I have been able to modify it for my own dietary needs.
Since Shay does not particularly care for dressing, this recipe is all for me! To make the recipe completely vegan, use flax eggs when cooking your cornbread and omit the boiled eggs that go into the dressing.
Mimi’s Cornbread Dressing
- 2 cups of chopped celery
- 2 cups of chopped onion
- Prepared cornbread (I used two 15 oz. boxed gluten free cornbread mixes)
- About 6 boiled eggs, chopped
- Chicken broth or vegetable broth (I used about 1- 1 ½ cups)
- Ground sage to taste (I started with 2-3 heaping tsp)
- Salt and cracked black pepper to taste
Sauté celery and onion in a pan with butter or oil until tender. I added some minced garlic to the pan for flavor but you don’t necessarily have to do this. While this is going on, I boiled my eggs and crumbled up cornbread that I had previously baked. Combine the cornbread, chopped eggs, and vegetables in a large casserole dish or a Crock Pot. Add the broth until the mixture looks “wet” if that makes sense. You want the cornbread mixture to be moist but not sopping wet. You can either cook in your Crock Pot on high for 3-4 hours or bake in the oven for about 1- 1 1/2 hours at 350 degrees or until the dish is completely warmed through. If you use the Crock Pot, stir halfway because the bottom will start browning. Enjoy with your turkey and other holiday fixings!
So that’s basically the dish I’ll be eating on for the next few weeks. Thanks for letting me share! I’ll be with family for the rest of the week so I’ll see you all next week!
HAVE A WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING!