Some say that the best part of the turkey the stuffing. Here is a recipe that is practically a meal in itself.
* 3 cups of cold mashed potatoes
* 3 pounds of raw sausage meat
* 2 medium onions, diced
* 1/ loaf of day-old bread, finely cubed or hand-crumbled
* ½ cup oatmeal
* 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
* 2 tablespoons or more of rolled sage
* ½ cup diced carrots
* ½ cup diced celery
Mix ingredients together. (Note: because you do not brown the sausage meat, it is important that potatoes are cool.) The best way to mixthe ingredients is still by hand, so roll-up you sleeves and dive in!
If youwant easy removal of stuffing after roasting, you can pack the stuffing unto a bag made of cheesecloth, and put the bag into the turkey before roasting.
The stuffing recipe should be the right size to stuff a 16- to 20-pound turkey.
If you have any stuffing leftovers, put it in a plastic bag and store it in the freezer for future use. You can use this to stuff any poultry, pork roasts, or even a boneless leg of lamb with it. You may also try frying up stuffing patties for breakfast or brunch. You could even serve grilled stuffing burgers.