Now you can make your own Southern-style cornbread at home with this recipe from the popular down-home Cracker Barrel restaurant chain.
- 2/3 cup chopped onion
- 2 cups chopped celery
- 2 quarts of day-old, grated cornbread
- 1 quart of day-old, grated biscuits
- 1/4 cup dried parsley flakes
- 2 tsp poultry seasoning
- 2 tsp ground sage
- 1 tsp coarse ground pepper
- 4 ounces margarine
- 1 quart (32 ounces) plus 1 (14-ounce) can chicken broth
Preheat oven to 400 F.
Add chicken broth to dry ingredients and mix well. The dressing should have a wet but not soupy consistency like a quick batter (or cornbread).
Divide mixture evenly into two (8 x 8 inch) pans sprayed with non-stick spray.
Bake uncovered for 1 hour until lightly brown on the top.
The recipe may be doubled.
Tips for great dressing: Grate biscuits and corn muffins in a food processor until coarsely ground or using the largest holes on your hand grater. Substitute your own homemade chicken stock or stock for canned if you prefer.