Monday, December 16, 2013

Pop Pop's Amazing Oyster Stuffing

In early November I mentioned how much I was looking forward to my Dad's oyster stuffing on Thanksgiving, and several readers asked me to post the recipe.  It took me a little while, because I wanted to have pictures to include.  But I'm finally ready to share his secrets!
Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter
1 large onion, chopped
6 green onions, chopped
3 stalks celery, chopped
3 1/2 cups crumbled cornbread (my mom makes this from scratch)
3 1/2 cups soft bread crumbs (my mom makes a French bread from scratch)
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
salt and pepper to taste
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 pints shucked oysters, drained
1/2 cup oyster liquid, drained from oysters

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Saute onions and celery in 3 tbsp. butter until wilted but not browned.  Combine cornbread and bread crumbs in large bowl; mix in sautéed onions, salt and pepper, and parsley.  Add beaten eggs and toss more; moisten with oyster liquid until moist but not soggy.  Add oysters.

Pat the mixture into a lightly buttered 12 x 15 rectangular cake pan.  It should make a 1 inch layer.  Dot with remaining butter and bake 45 minutes, until golden brown and set in the center.


You house will start to smell delicious!  Enjoy the oyster stuffing - I always do! 

35 comments:

Harry Flashman said...

That sounds good and looks delicious.

A Quiet Corner said...

Now this is something the pres would really like! Your Dad looks great, baby Girl!!...:)JP

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This looks wonderful. I am going to have seafood Christmas dinner. This would be great to have with what I am serving.

Barbara said...

Yum!! Thanks for sharing. I might attempt this for our Christmas holidays.

Buttons said...

Oh this sounds and looks delicious I can almost smell the aroma coming from my computer. Your Dad looks so so happy.I think I know why from scratch baking and lots of love. Hug B

Sunnybrook Farm said...

I can imagine how good that must have smelled. I rarely get oysters anymore as they are so expensive and you don't want to be buying old ones, yuk. Anyway, they are such a good holiday treat.

Kerri Farley said...

YUM!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Wowza. Your dadi is quite a cook…and very handsome too!!!

Nancy Claeys said...

I appreciate the recipe, but mostly loved seeing the photo of your dad making it. xo

Sally said...

Looks and sounds really good. Thanks for the recipe!

Tanya Breese said...

oh yummy!! my husband's family used to make oyster stuffing, i loved it!

Sharon Wagner said...

I don't love oysters but I sure love stuffing! It is the best part. Yum.

Out on the prairie said...

I haven't had this for a long time, a favorite for my grandmother

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

I have never tried oyster stuffing, but on Christmas Eve my inlaws do the 7 fishes and this would be a great addition.

Sandra Morris said...

The stuffing looks so good!
My husband likes oysters, I may have to try this for him!
Thanks for sharing!

Lady Lilith said...

Yummy. I am getting hungry just watching your father cook. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

This sounds so delicious and fresh, especially with the breads made from scratch! I've never eaten oyster stuffing. I think I've been missing out. Love the photo of your dad in the kitchen. You favor him.

Lynn said...

And I have been asking anyone and everyone for a stuffing recipe, my hubby suggested an Oyster 'farcie' stuffing-this is perfect, he does our baguettes and will shuck the Oysters and I think I can do the cornbread :-), glad you shared this. Great photo of your Dad!

Michaela said...

As I don't like oysters, I'd replace it with chicken. But it surely looks delicious for oyster fans!

mail4rosey said...

He looks delighted to be making it. :) Thank you for the nice recipe share!

Monkeywrangler said...

Sounds good, except for the oysters part! Never did develop a liking for oysters or clams. I'd likely substitute ground sausage, or maybe chopped nuts.

Ginny said...

He uses quite a few ingredients and takes his time, it must be delicious!

camp and cottage living said...

Lisa
Oyster dressing was always made by my Mother for the holidays and now we carry on the tradition too!
It is so deliscious..

Michaele said...

Well dang! I wanted to have oyster stew for our Christmas - which we celebrated on Sunday, but when I asked my daughter if she knew of a good recipe, she said "no" in a tone that meant she didn't intend to ever have a recipe for one.
I am saving this for next year. It won't kill us to try something new : )

Mary said...

Oh my gosh! Yummy. :)

LONDONLULU said...

I love that first photo! This sounds delicious, I adore oysters -thanks for sharing recipe!

Lin said...

Yum! I'm coming over for dinner!

Gail Dixon said...

This is so similar to my grandmother's oyster stuffing. I loved it, but I confess to picking out the oysters. Have never liked them! But yummy otherwise. :)

Tweedles -- that's me said...

It really does sound good to us!
love
tweedles

Betsy Adams said...

That looks so delicious... My son made oyster dressing one year for Thanksgiving Dinner --and I loved it. BUT--that's the only time I've had it. I do love oysters though --so would LOVE it...

Great photo of your Dad.

Merry Christmas.
Hugs,
Betsy

Michael Manning said...

This looks so good that The Barefoot Contessa may be cancelled from her TV show, Lisa! ;) Wow. What a recipie!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

You know, I've never actually had oysters before! This does sound good though :)

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

Mmmmm! Yummo!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Thank you for the recipe, I will have to try it someday.

Merry Christmas to you and your family, wishing you all things wonderful in 2014! Love, Debby

Starry Dawn said...

Hi Lisa,
Oh! If that handsome gentleman is your father, he is certainly a very good looking man. I think you look like your daddy.
You are a beautiful lady, Lisa.
Thank you for your lovely comments in my blogs, and kind emails!
Have a blessed time, darling!
Blessings,
Starry.