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Chestnut Stuffing For Turkey

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Chestnut stuffing for turkey is a flavorful blend of herbs and chestnuts combined along with breadcrumbs. Moistened with red wine and brandy, the chestnut stuffing is perfect for both turkey and chicken roasts.
  Chestnuts 2 Pound
  Oil 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Consomme 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Green onions 6 (Scallions)
  Celery stalks 2
  Chopped parsley 2 Tablespoon
  Chopped chives 1 Tablespoon
  Soft bread crumbs 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Butter 3 Tablespoon
  Sausage meat 3⁄4 Pound
  Thyme 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Marjoram 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Bay leaf 1
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper 1
  Red wine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Brandy 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)

With knife make X cut on flat side of each chestnut.
Heat the oil in heavy skillet; add chestnuts.
Cook over high heat about 3 minutes; stir and shake pan constantly.
Remove shells and inner skins as soon as possible; place nuts in pan with consomme.
Cook 15 to 20 minutes, until tender; drain.
Chop coarsely.
Chop onion, celery, parsley, and chives.
Make bread crumbs.
Melt butter.
Add celery and onions; cook and stir 3 to 4 minutes.
Add sausage, parsley, chives, and herbs.
Season to taste with salt and pepper; cook and stir with fork, breaking up meat.
Moisten bread with wine and brandy.
Add to skillet; mix well.
Add chestnuts; mix again

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 6167 Calories from Fat 3369

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 379 g583.4%

Saturated Fat 86.9 g434.3%

Trans Fat 0.7 g

Cholesterol 341.7 mg113.9%

Sodium 4723.4 mg196.8%

Total Carbohydrates 545 g181.5%

Dietary Fiber 55.5 g222.2%

Sugars 104 g

Protein 103 g206.8%

Vitamin A 163.6% Vitamin C 157.8%

Calcium 39.9% Iron 82.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Chestnut Stuffing For Turkey Recipe