"Thirty-five years ago, a group of friends went to a little Italian restaurant south of New Orleans. We all fell in love with their oyster dressing. We ate it so often the guys made a bet to see who could duplicate the recipe. After many tries, one of our friends figured it out and won the bet. During this time I was pregnant with my son and I craved oysters any way but raw. My husband made this for me at least twice a week (35-year-old son came into this world loving oysters). Last year I found the original restaurant recipe in a New Orleans cookbook; our friend hit the nail on the head. This is his version." — bbyrd
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garlic, chopped, or more to taste
1 1/2 tablespoons
cayenne pepper, or to taste
fresh shucked oysters, drained and liquid reserved
Italian seasoned dry bread crumbs
grated Parmesan cheese
My Grammy made this every Thanksgiving that I can remember. Only thing she did different was to add a couple of eggs and canned mushrooms when mixing the stuffing, and, of course, she used sage. Thankfully she taught me how to make it before she passed away. This is a great stuffing recipe!!
As the submitter of this recipie I need to correct a misconception. This is not an oyster dressing (I did say oyster dressing in my text, but it really isn't). That's why I called it "NOT Ya Mama's Oyster Dressing". This is sooo good, try it as written, please. Thanks!
My mom used broth from the turkey and crumbled/cubed loaf bread rather than bread crumbs. Also use the liquid from the oysters! I never stuff the turkey with dressing, put apples, onions, etc. in the cavity.
No, but it is my Grandma's recipe, from New Orleans, LA. Only she didn't add the cheese or the oregano. And she added ground lean meat to strecth it. We had a big family. It is DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This was FANTASTIC!! The only change I made was to half the recipe because not many people in my family like oysters. However, for those who do, this is the best I've had!
This is a very good recipe as is. I did add some tony's and maybe a little too much cayenne pepper but it was great. I had it on crackers and loved it.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Not Ya Mama's Oyster Dressing
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 223
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