Traditional oyster dressing to serve alongside the holiday roast.
Serve this traditional oyster dressing alongside your holiday roast. This recipe from 1938 submitted by Mrs. L.E.E. has all the components of a perfect holiday side dish.
1/4 cup lard, butter or roast drippings
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup finely diced onion
5 cups bread crumbs
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
*Dash of cayenne
1 cup boiling water
2 cups oysters
Melt lard, butter or drippings in a large skillet; add celery and onion, and cook until clear. Add bread crumbs, salt, poultry seasoning, cayenne, boiling water and oysters. Cover and let steam 5 minutes. Pour into a large baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cover with foil halfway through if top is getting too brown.