While 1/4 cup of minced fresh sage may sound like a bit much, the herb flavor in this hearty casserole is mild. This dish is a good choice to serve anytime alongside baked chicken or turkey.
Yield: 10 cups
- 8 cups cubed and toasted cornbread
- 6 (1/2 inch thick) slices French bread, cubed
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 cups chopped celery
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 2 cups fresh or frozen corn kernels
- 1/4 cup finely minced common sage leaves (about 20 leaves)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 3 eggs, large beaten
- Common sage leaves
Combine cornbread cubes and French bread cubes in a large bowl; toss and set aside.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add celery and onion, and cook stirring occasionally, until onion and celery are tender. Add corn, sage, salt, and pepper; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour vegetable mixture over bread mixture, tossing well. Add broth and eggs, mixing well.
Spoon mixture into a lightly greased 13-x 9-inch baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350˚ F for 45 minutes. Garnish with sage leaves.