It is well into the 10 o’clock hour the night before Thanksgiving and I have just spent all day cooking a series of low-protein recipes in anticipation of the big holiday. Almost all of the dishes I made were borrowed recipes; however, I did try my hand at making an original low-protein version of stuffing.
Granted there are other options out there. A Facebook friend of mine made Glutino Gluten Free Stuffing and reported that it tasked pretty good. Also, Virginia Schuett’s “Apples to Zucchini” includes a recipe for Simple Bread Dressing that uses a loaf of low-protein bread. However, if you do not have enough time to bake a fresh loaf—or can’t find a local store that carries Glutino products—here’s a simplified recipe for low-protein stuffing that tastes pretty dang authentic:
2 Cambrooke Foods Artisan Bread
140 gm chopped onion
200 gm chopped celery
3 tbs butter
186 gm of Swanson vegetable broth
1 ½ tsp of poultry seasoning
After defrosting the Cambrooke Artisan Bread overnight, slice the rolls with a bread knife into one-inch thick slices. Place on a baking sheet and broil for 2 minutes. Flip slices of bread and broil for another 2 minutes. Remove toasted bread from the oven and place in a large mixing bowl to cool.
Meantime, melt the butter in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and celery, cook until onion is clear and celery is al dente. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Once sliced bread has cooled, use hands to tear and break into small bite-sized pieces. Sprinkle with poultry seasoning and toss until coated. Scrape the sautéed vegetable mixture onto seasoned bread and mix. Next, drizzle vegetable broth onto bread and vegetables until evenly coated; pausing the pour to toss the bread as needed.
Transfer stuffing to a casserole dish, cover and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Yield: 4 servings
Phe: 42.8 mg per serving; 171.5 entire recipe
Exchanges: 2.9 per serving
Protein: 1.3 gm
Calories: 297 per serving; 1,186.5 entire recipe
Fat: 11.8 gm per serving
By the way, special thanks to my mother who helped troubleshoot this recipe in a practice round earlier this week. Love you, Mom!!
Happy Thanksgiving to all!