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Give holiday table local flavor with oyster dressing

This recipe for classic oyster dressing from North Carolina’s Sea Grant is sure to bring flavor to your Thanksgiving table. Fresh oysters are available from a variety of local vendors.

Classic Oyster Dressing

2 cups oysters, drained, liquid reserved

6 cups French bread, cut into small cubes

4 tablespoons butter

1 cup celery, chopped

1 cup onion, chopped

1 teaspoon poultry seasoning

1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground

1 egg, beaten

Toast bread until golden brown. Meanwhile, melt butter in small saucepan. Lightly sauté celery and onion. Add poultry seasoning, thyme, salt and pepper.

Place four cups of bread in large bowl. Crumble remaining two cups of bread and place in bowl. Combine with vegetable-seasoning mix.

Add oysters and egg and toss lightly.

Add reserved oyster liquid until stuffing is moist, but not packed.

Place in greased baking pan and bake, uncovered, at 375° F until done and crusty outside, about 30-40 minutes.

– Contributed by Joyce Taylor

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