Thursday, November 8, 2012

Poultry and Avocado Stuffing

Forgotten Bookmarks was mentioned in this New York Times article on Thanksgiving stuffing (page two). If you're curious about the two recipes, here they are:

Poultry Stuffing

Six slabs bacon cut into small pieces
1 c. onions, chopped well
1 c. celery, chopped well
1 c. fine bread crumbs (smash with plate if too big)
4 c. cooked corn niblets
1/2 tea poultry seasoning
1 tea salt
1/4 tea black pepper
1/8 tea paprika
1/4 tea Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup milk (evaporated if you have it)

Cook bacon and dry on cheese cloth. Add onions and celery to bacon fat, cook until very lightly browned and tender. Stir in remaining ingredients and cook for 2-3 minutes more on medium.

Avocado Stuffing

1/4 c. clarified butter
2 table flour
1/2 c. lemon juice
1/2 beef stock (not broth!)
1 tea poppyseeds
2 egg yolks
1/2 c. mushrooms chopped semi-fine, if you like chunky go ahead and leave it
1 table chives, chopped fine
1 avocado, mashed
2 table pimiento chopped fine (feel free to substitute, I hate pims)

Warm up butter in sauce pan and add chives and mushrooms increase heat and cook until tender. Add the avocado, pims or substitute and flour and mix mix mix. Reduce heat to low. Stir occasionaly for three mins then add lemon juice stock and poppyseeds. Should be thickening by now. Still stirring occasionally, cook for 8-10 minutes. Add the eggs very slowly and when you do, be sure to pick up the stirring pace. Done when your desired thickness is achieved.

Found in "Gone With The Wind" by Margaret Mitchell. Published by Macmillan, 1938.

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