I've been watching cooking shows about Thanksgiving now for several days. The most interesting thing has been what people do about their stuffing.
I saw a show that polled people who watch them about stuffing, and given a choice they mostly:
Preferred no meat in it.
Preferred turkey stock to other stock in it.
Preferred bread over cornbread.
And, very interestingly...put Saltines inside! (Along with the bread.)
Sunny Anderson, who was making a stuffing as per the majority, had never heard of Saltine crackers in stuffing, but did it, and said that it was good.
Then, I saw a cool Thanksgiving show where Trisha Yearwood went to the Whitehouse. They got herbs, vegetables, and flowers from the garden there, and she was shown the beehives...which gave them honey for 2 of the dishes that they made!
The Whitehouse executive chef has been there for 5 separate presidents, and they also worked with the executive pastry chef.
Anyway, when it came to the stuffing, Trisha Yearwood, to honor the way her grandmother made stuffing, pulled a sleeve of Saltines out of her bag! She said that it gives it a better texture. Well, that's news to me!
What do you think is the single most important ingredient in your favorite stuffing...not counting the bread, onions and celery, broth, or herbs?
I've been watching people add yellow raisins, sausage, oysters, root vegetables, etc. Would it be weird just to like it basic? I love, love, love stuffing, btw!
What's your special touch?
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