One of my nineteen guests is related to wheat (and dairy and rice and soy and...).
We are having a bread dressing w/sausage. I'm toying with the idea of stuffing the turkey with a mashed potato stuffing: Saute onions and celery in oil, mash spuds with broth and Bell's Seasoning and what else?
Anyone done this?
Potato Stuffing (Recipe passed down from a French Canadian Family)
5 lbs Potatoes....Boiled and Mashed w/a little milk to moisten
2 Cup Plain Bread Crumbs
1 large Onion...Diced
4 Stalks of Celery....Diced
1 Cup Chicken stock
1 tbsp Poultry Seasoning
Saute Onions and Celery in a skillet w/oil and 2 tbs Butter... til softened, Add chicken stock, simmer 5 more minutes.
Combine mashed potatoes, bread crumbs, sauted onions and celery...
Season w/salt and pepper, poultry seasoning, and Parsley.
Put in large casserole or pan
Bake @ 350 for 1 hour
While baking add Turkey Drippings from cooked turkey, Fold over and over while baking
adding drippings a little at a time...
Had potato stuffing for years in my parents ( Irish ) house. You are very close to the recipe tho we ever made it exactly the same way twice. Coarsely mashed pots, onions, celery,lots of S and P small amount of chicken broth and generous splash of Bells And I also remember some butter thrown in there for the Lipitor manufacturers It is quite wonderful but did not negate the need for mashed on the side
We had a potato stuffing, with bread. Same thing could be done w/out the bread. Mom baked the pots, scooped out while still hot. Mix w/ usual -- celery, onion, spice, a little broth-- and Mom bound it all w/ an egg or 2.(Correct seasoning befor that) .Potato pieces were about small grape size & smaller. Today I make this but forego the whipped pots unless asked to include them-- seems everyone is watching the scales, even on holidays
I have a guest for dinner than has to be gluten free. I went to my local health store and bought a loaf of gluten free bread. I will make the traditional stuffing for everyone else, and will make her stuffin with the glutern free bread. The rest of the family would revolt if they did not have the traditional family stuffing recipe, but I wanted to make sure my neice had an option, too- and this wasy I dont' have to futz around with new recipes as I prepare the rest of the meal.
But to answer you question about potato stuffing. My friends mother is french canadian, and makes a killer potato stuffing. I don't have the recipe, unfortunately, but maybe some of our Canadian hounds can help you out.