Deep Fried Friday: Thanksgiving Dressing

November 2, 2012 | By | Comments (5)

deep fried dressing Deep Fried Friday: Thanksgiving DressingLooking ahead to Thanksgiving, I’m plopping some dressing in the deep fryer to make a one-bite appetizer.

Deep-Fried Thanksgiving Dressing
Makes about 2 dozen


  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped cellery
  • 1 cup chopped smoked sausage
  • 3/4 cup self-rising cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tsp. chopped fresh sage
  • Vegetable oil


1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and next 2 ingredients and saute 4 to 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Let cool 15 minutes.

2. Stir together cormeal and next 4 ingredients together in a large bowl. Stir in buttermilk, next 3 ingredients and cooled onion mixture until blended.

3. Pour oil to a depth of 2 inches into a Dutch oven; heat to 350°. Drop batter by tablespoonfuls, in batches, into oil; fry 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.

Watch how easy the holiday favorite becomes a tasty nibble:

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  1. Kimberly – Pinkeggshell

    You have a new fan! I sneak in and watch the videos all the time, but his one seems so good becasue I love the edges of the dressing. You are my new crush! Great Job!

    November 28, 2012 at 8:40 am
  2. Lauree Ashcom (@LaureeAshcom)

    when i initially read this i thought it might be using left over dressing from the day before to fry… although that might be better grilled in butter in a cast iron skillet… god, i am hungry.

    November 3, 2012 at 8:47 pm
  3. Tonia

    This looks so good! Don’t know if I can wait til Thanksgiving!

    November 2, 2012 at 3:21 pm
  4. karen

    .oO note to self…perfect for leftover dressing!

    November 2, 2012 at 2:46 pm
  5. Vicki Tyson Dudai

    I would not believe it had I not read it here! Well, they say we would even fry water if we could! Sounds scrumptious.

    November 2, 2012 at 2:05 pm

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