Honestly, the bread is not the star in dressing but is the foundation that holds it all together. As with many low carb baked goods, you need to be patient and let them age a little bit before they reach their max flavor - the next day is a good bet. I made these on a Saturday and let them hang out on my counter covered by some papertowels until the next day.
Low Carb Biscuits
I modified this recipe by using 1 tablespoon of baking powder instead of two and increasing the shredded cheddar cheese to half a cup. Since you know you are going to make stuffing, take this as an opportunity to season your bread mixture - add rosemary, garlic powder, onion powder, maybe a little paprika..the sky is the limit!
- Low carb bread or muffin (yes make it, don't buy it)
- Roll of sausage (I used Jimmy Dean Sage)
- Lots of Celery
- Lots of Onion
- Mushrooms (if you prefer)
- Canned Oysters (optional)
- Butter or duck fat or bacon fat (knock yourself out, I just keep some in the fridge)
- 2 eggs beaten
- Poulty Seasoning (or rosemary, thyme, sage, etc.)
- Salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder
- Cup and a 1/2 of chicken stock OR your turkey drippings
- Cooked giblets chopped up (yum! If you have them)
- I cubed the biscuits I made the day before and put them on a cookie sheet for about an hour at 170 degrees to dry them out. Put that to the side. You can also make these and just let them get stale over a couple of days.
- In a frying pan, I browned and chopped up a roll of Jimmy Dean sage sausage. Once that was good and crusty, take that out the frying pan and put in a bowl..in that same hot greasy pan, add butter (or fat of choice) and cook LOTS of chopped celery and onion.
- Add whatever you like, mushrooms, etc. Now, season it..garlic powder, sage, rosemary, thyme (or poultry seasoning), salt, pepper, when it gets soft..taste it. This is where the magic happens so get it how you like it.
- When that mixture is done, I also added some chopped canned oysters (but skip this if it's not your thing.)
- I melted about two tablespoons of butter into about a cup and 1/2 of chicken STOCK into a measuring cup. On Thanksgiving you will have real drippings and can add your chopped giblets if you have it and other turkey part goodness.
- Now mix all everything together with your bread cubes and two beaten eggs.
- Note: Check your preferred moisture level as you pour and mix the drippings or broth in with everything else. How wet or dry people like stuffing is a matter of taste. (You can always pour a bit more when it comes out the oven too.)
- Put in the oven on 375 and wait..about 45 min until bubbly and golden.