yields 1 9” x 13” x 2” baking dish
2 to 3 slices bacon, diced
5 tablespoons butter
2 cups diced onions
1 ½ cups grated cassava
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 cup sliced green onions, green and light green parts only
1 ¼ cups shredded cheddar cheese
10 cups day-old white or sourdough bread, cut into 3/4 “ cubes*
1 1/4 cup chicken stock
2 eggs, beaten
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Heat a medium skillet over medium heat. Add diced bacon and cook for 5 to 7 minutes until crispy. Transfer bacon using a slotted spoon to a paper towel-lined plate. Pour out most of the rendered bacon fat save about 2 teaspoons.
Turn heat down to medium-low and add butter. Add onions and cook 3 to 5 minutes until translucent. Add cassava and garlic and cook for another minute. Transfer to a bowl.
Add green onions, cheese, bread, eggs, and chicken stock to onion mixture and combine thoroughly. Pour stuffing mixture into a greased baking dish and bake for 30 to 40 minutes until the outside is lightly browned and the stuffing is warmed through. Serve warm.
bacon recipe courtesy of: Aliya LeeKong, November 8, 2010