Holiday Roast Turkey with Old-Fashioned Corn Bread Stuffing

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{"ops":[{"insert":"1. In a medium-size saucepan, melt the butter over moderate heat. Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes or until tender. Remove from the heat. In a very large bowl, combine the corn bread, bread crumbs, baking powder, poultry seasoning, and pepper. Stir in the onion mixture. In a small bowl, whisk together broth and egg. Stir into the corn bread mixture. Toss to coat well.\n\n2. Preheat oven to 325°F. Rinse turkey, drain and pat dry. Remove neck and giblets; set aside to make the Giblet Gravy. Stuff and truss turkey. Place, breast-side-up, on a rack in a large roasting pan. Brush with oil. Insert roasting thermometer in turkey thigh without touching bone. Spoon remaining stuffing into a lightly greased 2-quart casserole; cover and refrigerate.\n\n3. Roast turkey for 3 to 3 1/2 hours or until thermometer registers 180°F, basting often and covering with foil to prevent over-browning if necessary. Bake the covered casserole of stuffing alongside turkey during the last 30 minutes of roasting, adding an additional 2 to 3 tablespoons chicken broth if stuffing is dry. Let turkey stand for 15 to 20 minutes before carving.\n\n4. Meanwhile, cook neck and giblets for giblet gravy. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the pan drippings from roast turkey for giblet gravy. Prepare gravy. Carve turkey, discarding skin. Serve turkey and dressing with gravy.\n\nOld-fashioned cooks sometimes add eggs and baking powder to their corn bread stuffing to give it a fluffier texture. The stuffing in this recipe is a delicious example.\n\nPreparation time: 20 minutes. Cooking time: 6 minutes. Roasting time: 3 hours. Standing time: 15 minutes.\n\nNutritional Information: 1 serving with gravy -- calories 649, total fat 22 g, saturated fat 7 g, protein 78 g, carbohydrate 31 g, fiber 2 g, sodium 705 mg, cholesterol 316 mg .\n\n"},{"attributes":{"italic":true},"insert":"Serves 12."},{"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"italic":true},"insert":"Roasted turkey is a customary part of a Thanksgiving holiday meal in the "},{"attributes":{"italic":true,"link":""},"insert":"United States"},{"attributes":{"italic":true},"insert":"."},{"insert":"\n"}]}

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