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    sf Guest

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    Why do people put raw egg in their stuffing/dressing? Does it serve a
    purpose? I've made it with and without, eaten other peoples products
    and still haven't figured it out. Why use it?

    --

    Never trust a dog to watch your food.

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    Bryan Guest

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    On Nov 15, 3:34*pm, sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:
    > Why do people put raw egg in their stuffing/dressing? *Does it serve a
    > purpose? *I've made it with and without, eaten other peoples products
    > and still haven't figured it out. *Why use it?
    >

    People use it as a binder I'd suppose. I don't. I am SO looking
    forward to Thanksgiving.

    --Bryan

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    Kent Guest

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    "Bryan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    On Nov 15, 3:34 pm, sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:
    > Why do people put raw egg in their stuffing/dressing? Does it serve a
    > purpose? I've made it with and without, eaten other peoples products
    > and still haven't figured it out. Why use it?
    >

    People use it as a binder I'd suppose. I don't. I am SO looking
    forward to Thanksgiving.

    --Bryan
    >
    >

    Not only does it bind, it enriches the dish substantially.

    Kent




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    ImStillMags Guest

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    On Nov 15, 1:34*pm, sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:
    > Why do people put raw egg in their stuffing/dressing? *Does it serve a
    > purpose? *I've made it with and without, eaten other peoples products
    > and still haven't figured it out. *Why use it?
    >
    > --
    >
    > Never trust a dog to watch your food.


    It's a binder. It keeps the dressing from falllng apart. And it adds
    to the flavor a lot.

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    aem Guest

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    On Nov 15, 1:34 pm, sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:
    > Why do people put raw egg in their stuffing/dressing? Does it serve a
    > purpose? I've made it with and without, eaten other peoples products
    > and still haven't figured it out. Why use it?
    >

    I don't use it. People say it's a binder but my dressing(s) need(s)
    no binder. A few people claim it adds flavor but my dressing has lots
    already. I say, keep leaving it out. -aem


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    Steve Pope Guest

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    sf <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Why do people put raw egg in their stuffing/dressing? Does it serve a
    >purpose? I've made it with and without, eaten other peoples products
    >and still haven't figured it out. Why use it?


    I have never heard of this before, nor would I ever do it.


    Steve

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    jmcquown Guest

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    "sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    >
    > Why do people put raw egg in their stuffing/dressing? Does it serve a
    > purpose? I've made it with and without, eaten other peoples products
    > and still haven't figured it out. Why use it?
    >
    > --
    >

    I've never put raw egg in my stuffing. I'm not sure I've ever had any that
    contained raw egg.

    Jill


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    Wayne Boatwright Guest

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    On Mon 15 Nov 2010 02:34:14p, sf told us...

    >
    > Why do people put raw egg in their stuffing/dressing? Does it
    > serve a purpose? I've made it with and without, eaten other
    > peoples products and still haven't figured it out. Why use it?
    >


    Like two previous generations of my family, I only make cornbread
    dressing baked in a pan and have always used egg. In any case, egg
    acts as a binder. This is *not* a fluffy dressing, but is spooned out
    of the pan, or even cut into serving size squares that each person will
    probably break up on their plate and top with a bit of gravy..

    --

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    ~~ A mind is a terrible thing to lose. ~~

    ************************************************** ********

    Wayne Boatwright


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    Bryan Guest

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    On Nov 15, 3:43*pm, "Kent" <aka.k...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > "Bryan" <bryangsimm...@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news:[email protected]..
    > On Nov 15, 3:34 pm, sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:> Why do people put raw egg in their stuffing/dressing? Does it serve a
    > > purpose? I've made it with and without, eaten other peoples products
    > > and still haven't figured it out. Why use it?

    >
    > People use it as a binder I'd suppose. *I don't. *I am SO looking
    > forward to Thanksgiving.
    >
    > --Bryan
    >
    > Not only does it bind, it enriches the dish substantially.


    I could see maybe egg yolk, but whole egg doesn't sound good at all in
    stuffing.
    >
    > Kent


    --Bryan

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    Nancy2 Guest

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    On Nov 15, 3:34*pm, sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:
    > Why do people put raw egg in their stuffing/dressing? *Does it serve a
    > purpose? *I've made it with and without, eaten other peoples products
    > and still haven't figured it out. *Why use it?
    >
    > --
    >
    > Never trust a dog to watch your food.


    I've never used egg in stuffing or dressing. Neither do I ever put
    eggs in mac 'n cheese (that one still boggles the mind). Whatever
    trips your trigger....

    N.

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    Nancy2 Guest

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    On Nov 15, 3:59*pm, ImStillMags <sitara8...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > On Nov 15, 1:34*pm, sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:
    >
    > > Why do people put raw egg in their stuffing/dressing? *Does it serve a
    > > purpose? *I've made it with and without, eaten other peoples products
    > > and still haven't figured it out. *Why use it?

    >
    > > --

    >
    > > Never trust a dog to watch your food.

    >
    > It's a binder. *It keeps the dressing from falllng apart. *And it adds
    > to the flavor a lot.


    My dressing sans egg never falls apart. I don't get it.

    N.

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    Goomba Guest

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    aem wrote:
    > On Nov 15, 1:34 pm, sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:
    >> Why do people put raw egg in their stuffing/dressing? Does it serve a
    >> purpose? I've made it with and without, eaten other peoples products
    >> and still haven't figured it out. Why use it?
    >>

    > I don't use it. People say it's a binder but my dressing(s) need(s)
    > no binder. A few people claim it adds flavor but my dressing has lots
    > already. I say, keep leaving it out. -aem
    >

    I'm with you there. It seems totally unnecessary to me.
    What I find even *worse* is when some folks add hardcooked eggs in to
    their dressing or <puke gag> gravy. I totally don't get that. Ugh.

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    ravenlynne Guest

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    On 11/15/2010 4:34 PM, sf wrote:
    >
    > Why do people put raw egg in their stuffing/dressing? Does it serve a
    > purpose? I've made it with and without, eaten other peoples products
    > and still haven't figured it out. Why use it?
    >


    I guess to make it all stick together in a hard clump. Blech.

    --
    Currently reading: The Chalice by Phil Rickman

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    ravenlynne Guest

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    On 11/15/2010 5:28 PM, Nancy2 wrote:
    > On Nov 15, 3:59 pm, ImStillMags<sitara8...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >> On Nov 15, 1:34 pm, sf<s...@geemail.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Why do people put raw egg in their stuffing/dressing? Does it serve a
    >>> purpose? I've made it with and without, eaten other peoples products
    >>> and still haven't figured it out. Why use it?

    >>
    >>> --

    >>
    >>> Never trust a dog to watch your food.

    >>
    >> It's a binder. It keeps the dressing from falllng apart. And it adds
    >> to the flavor a lot.

    >
    > My dressing sans egg never falls apart. I don't get it.
    >
    > N.


    Mine either. I just make it really moist with stock and top with butter
    before putting in the oven.

    --
    Currently reading: The Chalice by Phil Rickman

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    ravenlynne Guest

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    On 11/15/2010 5:32 PM, Goomba wrote:
    > aem wrote:
    >> On Nov 15, 1:34 pm, sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:
    >>> Why do people put raw egg in their stuffing/dressing? Does it serve a
    >>> purpose? I've made it with and without, eaten other peoples products
    >>> and still haven't figured it out. Why use it?
    >>>

    >> I don't use it. People say it's a binder but my dressing(s) need(s)
    >> no binder. A few people claim it adds flavor but my dressing has lots
    >> already. I say, keep leaving it out. -aem
    >>

    > I'm with you there. It seems totally unnecessary to me.
    > What I find even *worse* is when some folks add hardcooked eggs in to
    > their dressing or <puke gag> gravy. I totally don't get that. Ugh.


    I've never heard of that. That sounds as vile as sticking a hardcooked
    egg in the center of meatloaf.

    --
    Currently reading: The Chalice by Phil Rickman

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    Mr. Bill Guest

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    On Mon, 15 Nov 2010 13:34:14 -0800, sf <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Why do people put raw egg in their stuffing/dressing? Does it serve a
    >purpose? I've made it with and without, eaten other peoples products
    >and still haven't figured it out. Why use it?


    Egg is a binder...as used in meat loaf, gratin's, etc.

    The Fine Art of Cooking involves personal choice.
    Many preferences, ingredients, and procedures may not
    be consistent with what you know to be true.
    As with any recipe, you may find your personal
    intervention will be necessary. Bon Appétit!

    http://whstoneman.blogspot.com

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    Mr. Bill Guest

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    On Mon, 15 Nov 2010 18:07:22 -0500, ravenlynne
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I've never heard of that. That sounds as vile as sticking a hardcooked
    >egg in the center of meatloaf.


    That is SO CUBAN!!....I love this entree!

    http://nathanscomida.blogspot.com/20...-meatloaf.html




    The Fine Art of Cooking involves personal choice.
    Many preferences, ingredients, and procedures may not
    be consistent with what you know to be true.
    As with any recipe, you may find your personal
    intervention will be necessary. Bon Appétit!

    http://whstoneman.blogspot.com

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    ravenlynne Guest

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    On 11/15/2010 6:23 PM, Mr. Bill wrote:
    > On Mon, 15 Nov 2010 18:07:22 -0500, ravenlynne
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> I've never heard of that. That sounds as vile as sticking a hardcooked
    >> egg in the center of meatloaf.

    >
    > That is SO CUBAN!!....I love this entree!
    >
    > http://nathanscomida.blogspot.com/20...-meatloaf.html
    >

    In all fairness, I've never actually tried it. Or any baked item with
    hard cooked eggs inside, such as specialty holiday breads. It seems
    like the egg would hard or oily.

    --
    Currently reading: The Chalice by Phil Rickman

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    gloria.p Guest

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    Goomba wrote:
    > aem wrote:
    >> On Nov 15, 1:34 pm, sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:
    >>> Why do people put raw egg in their stuffing/dressing? Does it serve a
    >>> purpose? I've made it with and without, eaten other peoples products
    >>> and still haven't figured it out. Why use it?
    >>>

    >> I don't use it. People say it's a binder but my dressing(s) need(s)
    >> no binder. A few people claim it adds flavor but my dressing has lots
    >> already. I say, keep leaving it out. -aem
    >>

    > I'm with you there. It seems totally unnecessary to me.



    Mine needs egg to help it hold together. It contains:

    onion
    celery
    parsley
    hot pork sausage
    mushrooms
    pecans
    chopped apple
    herbed crumbs
    Bell's Seasoning, salt, pepper
    broth mixed with an egg or two

    Baked in a casserole until the top is browned.

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    JL Guest

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    Goomba wrote:
    > aem wrote:
    >
    >> On Nov 15, 1:34 pm, sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Why do people put raw egg in their stuffing/dressing? Does it serve a
    >>> purpose? I've made it with and without, eaten other peoples products
    >>> and still haven't figured it out. Why use it?
    >>>

    >> I don't use it. People say it's a binder but my dressing(s) need(s)
    >> no binder. A few people claim it adds flavor but my dressing has lots
    >> already. I say, keep leaving it out. -aem
    >>

    > I'm with you there. It seems totally unnecessary to me.


    Me to. Here's the basic, standard recipe that i tweak rather a bit. I
    don't bake the onions first. And I leave out the veal suet and use a
    good amount of butter. I also add garlic to the sauteing of the onions
    and finish with chopped olives.

    I prefer a fresh baguette crumbed in the FP to dry crumbs, and white
    wine to milk. I add just enough white wine to moisten the fresh bread
    crumbs, lightly toss with all the other ingredients and stuff the bird.
    For the rest i add a bit more wine to make it more dense and bake in a
    casserole dish with the turkey in the oven. Last but not least i have
    come to prefer a whole leaf sage, dried but not powdered.

    Sage and onion stuffing

    Bake 4 large unpeeled onions and when soft, peel and chop them finely.

    Melt some butter in a pan add the onions, a pinch of chopped fresh or
    rubbed dry sage and cook gently for a few minutes.

    Add the same weight of white bread crumbs soaked in milk, and squeezed,
    and half the weight of the onions of chopped veal suet.

    --

    Mr. Joseph Paul Littleshoes Esq.

    Domine, dirige nos.

    Let the games begin!
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