Simply Delicious Giblet Dressing
Dressing or Stuffing? The names are interchangeable in our house. Technically, I would have to call it dressing (since we don’t stuff our bird); so here is how we make our simply delicious giblet dressing!
- Turkey bag of goodies – (we all know what these are no matter what our family members may call them) – rinsed
- 2 eggs (leave in shell or keep 2 back when making Angel Eggs)
- 1 yellow onion (red add some color but are usually a lot stronger) – diced
- 3 stalks of celery – diced
- 2 regular or 4 baby carrots – shaved, grated or diced really small
- 1 bag stuffing croutons with seasoning (Buy 2 bags in case of extra guests or adding too much liquid)
In a medium pot, combine the turkey goodies, whole eggs (unless you save 2 from making deviled eggs), onion, celery and carrots with enough water to cover a couple of inches for cooking room.
Bring to a boil, cover and drop heat to low. Simmer for 30 minutes or until the turkey goodies are soft. You can let this simmer for longer while everything else is cooking. Add water or broth if needed.
Pull out the turkey goodies and let cool until you can pull off all the meat. Dice up the meat and return to the pot.
Peel and dice eggs. Return to mixture.
When ready to prepare your dressing, dump the bag of seasoned croutons into a large bowl (the larger the better to allow for stir room). Using a slotted spoon, scope out about half the giblet mixture from the stove, add to the croutons. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and other seasonings that you like (we like sage, parsley and onion powder). Using a coffee cup or measuring cup (something with a handle), start adding liquids to the crouton mixture. Review the directions on bag to get an idea of how much liquid. I start with half the liquid from the giblet mixture and half from the juices in the turkey pan.
Toss as softly as possible to combine everything. If you stir it roughly, it will turn into a mush mess.
It is ready to eat now or you can keep warm in 160 degree oven. Also keeps warm in a crockpot on low.
Directions to use the remainder of the mixture available under Giblet Gravy.