Lindsey's sister, Melancholy Mommy, here.
One of the many things I look forward to during the holidays is our many food traditions. We have yummy appetizers on Christmas Eve, mimosas and a pecan roll on Christmas morning, and a huge turkey dinner later that night. Our Christmas dinner always includes a wonderful oyster stuffing. It is a favorite with everybody and Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without it.
Grandma's Traditional Oyster Stuffing
(I am in no way a chef so I hope this recipe makes sense)
2 sticks butter
1/2 c. chopped celery
1/2 c. chopped onion
4 c. seasoned breadcrumbs
4 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 or 3 8oz containers of shucked oysters, drained and rinsed *depending on how many oysters you would like
salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Melt butter over low heat and add onion and celery and sweat for a few minutes, add a few shakes of salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
- In a large bowl slowly combine butter mixture and breadcrumbs. Be sure to mix until butter is evenly dispersed throughout the breadcrumbs.
- Spead half of the breadcrumb mixture in a 13x9 pan.
- Layer oysters over the breadcrumbs.
- Top oysters with remaining breadcrumb mixture.
- Combine cream and Worcestershire sauce and pour over oysters and breadcrumbs.
- Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Bake uncovered @ 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until cream is soaked in and top is golden brown.
It's no wonder high blood pressure is a tradition in our family as well:)