1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
2 medium onions, chopped
3 medium celery ribs, chopped
1/2 cup chopped celery leaves
1 pound firm white bread, cut into 1/2-inch
cubes and dried overnight or in the oven (or 10
cups plain bread croutons)
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 1/2 to 2 cups turkey or chicken broth
In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.
Add the onions, celery and celery leaves. Cook,
stirring often, until the onions are golden, about 8
Scrape the vegetables and butter into a large bowl.
Mix in the bread cubes, parsley, poultry seasoning,
salt and pepper. Gradually stir in about 1 1/2 cups
of the broth, until the stuffing is evenly moistened but
Use as a stuffing or place in a lightly buttered
casserole and drizzle with 1/2 cup of the broth,
cover and bake for 30 to 40 minutes.
Makes about 10 cups