Deep Fried Stuffing

Stuffing is one of our favorite Thanksgiving dishes, however I’ve not been very creative with the leftovers in the past. When Doug and I were planning the Thanksgiving Leftover Party, we were talking about how we could make-over stuffing, besides including it in the Turkey Casserole. Doug mentioned he thought it would be cool to deep fry the stuffing; form it into balls, coat it with bread crumbs and fry it.

And so…Deep Fried Stuffing was born!

It’s really pretty simple, but adding it to the Thanksgiving Leftover Buffet, sure did create quite a buzz.

Displaying them with fun skewers not only made them easy to grab but added a bit of whimsy to the buffet also.You can use any stuffing you like, but we thought we would share the new stuffing recipe we tried and is now a family favorite. This stuffing recipe does take a little time and planning, but it’s well worth it!

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Deep Fried Stuffing Recipe
 
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A fun way to enjoy leftover stuffing. Original recipe from PocketChangeGourmet.com
Ingredients
Stuffing Recipe
  • 1 loaf Italian bread {we bought it in the Walmart bakery}
  • 1 pound of sausage, cooked and drained
  • 2-3 cups of Turkey stock
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 stalks of celery, chopped - 2 stalks for stuffing and 2 for stock
  • 1 medium onion, chopped - part of it sauteed and part for stock
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled and chopped
Deep Fried Stuffing
  • 4 cups stuffing
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1-2 cups bread crumbs, depending on the amount of balls you are frying
Instructions
Stuffing
  1. Cut bread into small pieces, spread onto a cookie sheet and let dry all day or overnight {if they aren't dry enough, you can bake them at 250 degrees for about 30 minutes, watching closely}
  2. Place giblets, neck, 2 celery stalks and a little onion in a small saucepan, add about 4 cups water, bring to boil then simmer for about 1 hour to create Turkey Stock
  3. Cook sausage and drain
  4. Chop apple, celery and onion
  5. In the pan you cooked the sausage, melt the butter and saute the celery and onions until tender
  6. In a very large bowl, add the bread, sausage, apple and sauteed celery and onions
  7. Gradually add Turkey Stock until stuffing is moist
  8. Spread into a 13x9 pan and bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes or until golden brown
Deep Fried Stuffing
  1. Place about 4 cups of cooled stuffing in a large bowl
  2. Add beaten egg and mix until mixture stays together in a ball
  3. Heat oil in large pan to 320 degrees
  4. Form balls of stuffing, roll in bread crumbs and fry until golden brown {about 2 minutes}

These were really good! We did not serve them with any dipping sauce, but you could certainly try Ranch or a little Hellmann’s mixed with Ranch.

Be sure to add them to your next Leftover Meal! We would love to hear what you think!

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Comments

  1. Oh my goodness that looks and sounds delicious. I'm going to give it a try. Thanks for the recipe.
  2. Oh, what a clever idea! Actually this sounds so good. I love hush puppies and this is very similar and probably tastes a lot better. I am going to do this! :) Be a sweetie, Shelia ;) Shelia recently posted..A Simple Thanksgiving TableMy Profile
  3. I absolutely love this idea! sounds fattening, but don't think will stop me from trying it. Thanks for the idea! Mimi recently posted..4 Floral Design WebsitesMy Profile
  4. This is such a great idea! I'm thinking some kind of cranberry sauce dipper would be really yummy! Stopping by from TT&J. Kelli recently posted..Gobble, Gobble: Turkey WafflesMy Profile
  5. Yum yum yum. What a cute little appetizer and a fun twist on stuffing. I would love it if you could link this up to our linky party going on right now. http://junkintheirtrunk.blogspot.com/2011/11/link-it-up-wednesday-3.html
  6. what a great idea, these look amazing I'd love it if you would add this to my blog party at http://raegunwear.blogspot.com marissa recently posted..Mini Collage Upcycled Lid OrnamentMy Profile
  7. Shut the front door!!!! these look deslish and so pretty! Thanks for sharing the recipe and linking up on SNS for all of us to see the yumminess! XO, Kate of www.avery-anderson.blogspot.com
  8. How creative is that? I could not imagine what it tastes like! I am definitely a lover of stuffing so I'd probably love it! Becky B. www.organizingmadefun.com Organizing Made Fun
  9. I love this idea!! Stuffing is my favorite part of Thanksgiving so I'm SURE I'd love this, thanks for sharing! Stephanie Stephanie recently posted..Banana Pumpkin MuffinsMy Profile
  10. southerman says:
    yum , i deep fried some spaghetti the other day ! I know Thats not right ! But it was SO good and easy! Any one interested let me know !!
  11. These are sooo yummy. Stuffing is my favorite, but none of my kids like it at all, so we always have a lot leftover. I came across this recipe and my day could not go on until I tried it. These were so quick and easy,m I think I will be making stuffing more than once a year now!

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