11.29.2010

Better-Than-Sex Cornbread Stuffing

How could I not try a recipe named Rub-All-Over-Your-Body Cornbread Stuffing? The inspiration came from an InStyle magazine feature with Christina Hendricks of Mad Men fame. True to her sex pot character - Joan - this racy recipe featured biscuits, cornbread, sausage and butter... how could that be bad?

I decided to change it up a bit. And by change it up a bit, I mean, involve duck fat and fresh herbs. And make the name racier. This is one you'll want to shop for and start making a day in advance. But, again, you get to tell your guests they are going to eat Better-Than-Sex Cornbread Stuffing... so, you know, get cracking.

Better Than Sex Cornbread Stuffing

Ingredients:
5 cups day old cornbread, crumbled
4 cups day old Bisquick biscuits, crumbled
1 1/2 cup celery, finely chopped
1 large onion, finely chopped
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoons salt
6 cups chicken broth (I used Wolfgang Puck's Free-Range Roasted Chicken stock)
1 teaspoon sage (Olga & Susan will  be proud that I practiced chiffonade here)
1 teaspoon parsley
1/4 cup melted duck fat
1/4 cup melted butter
1 lb mild pork sausage, cooked and drained

Directions:
1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together.
Step 2:  Combine all ingredients. (Easy Alert!)

3. Option 1: Stuff turkey with mixture and follow your own family recipe). Option 2: place mixture in a 9x13 ovenproof pan or casserole dish in oven, uncovered.
4. Cook 1 hour, adding extra broth if it becomes too dry. Allow the top to become browned and crispy to the touch.

This was the hit of Thanksgiving dinner - and was eaten by the bowlful as leftovers. It makes a ton - will feed at least eight people, but in smaller servings, closer to 12. It also freezes well. I portioned the leftovers in small tins and gave them to friends... friends that I hope were very happy afterwards. And maybe needed a cigarette.

5 comments:

CIty Girl said...

Want some now!

Think your name for this dish is much better than the original. Rubbing cornbread all over myself doesn't sound that appealing ;).

PS Love your new pic!

floridagirlindc said...

Thanks chica!

Bren said...

love the ingredients in this stuffing or "dressing" as southerners say (so I've learned)

mary said...

I saw this article and was thinking that the stuffing looked almost as delicious as Christina Hendricks who I can't stop staring at.

Thanks for trying it out and passing it along. I will defintely add it to my list.

Evan Halperin said...

yum, these sound delicious