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Food & dining

Recipe for common cracker stuffing

Makes about 8 cups

Prepare this as a side dish or stuff it into an 18-pound bird.

Butter (for the pan, if using)
10ounces common crackers,
crumbled
3cups boiling water
1large onion, finely chopped
2eggs
6tablespoons butter, melted
2teaspoons poultry seasoning
2teaspoons salt
½teaspoon pepper

1. Set the oven at 375 degrees. Butter
an 8-inch square baking dish, if making
as a side dish.

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2. In a large mixing bowl combine the crackers and boiling water. Stir well and set aside, stirring occasionally for at least 30 minutes.

3. Stir in the onion, eggs, butter, poultry seasoning, salt, and pepper.

4. Spoon the stuffing into a turkey and bake according to the turkey’s weight. For a side dish, transfer the stuffing to the baking dish and smooth the top. Bake for 30 minutes or until the top is brown. Adapted from G.H. Bent Co.

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