Chop celery and onions quite small and potatoes in 1/2 inch cubes. Melt butter or margarine in large saucepan and saute vegetables until soft but not brown, about half hour on medium heat. Set aside and cool to touch.
Pour cooked vegetables and butter mixture into very large bowl. Add both bags of bread cubes and toss with hands until evenly mixed, add parsley flakes and salt and pepper if desired.
In small bowl whisk together eggs and milk. Slowly add egg/milk mix to bread cubes and toss with hands until bread is moistened. Spray a baking pan with Pam. Form stuffing into "balls" (size of tennis ball) and place in pan. Bake at 325 degrees, covered, for 45 minutes; uncover and bake another 10 min. Makes about 16 balls. (Grandma always made the balls but you could just bake it in the pan plain if you prefer. You could stuff the turkey with it but I don't, for food safety reasons plus it's better a bit crunchy on the outside.) Your guests will break the balls apart with a fork and pass the gravy.
Pennsylvania Dutch cooking is "plain"--lots of wholesome ingredients from the farm but limited use of herbs and spices except salt, parsley and maybe a bit of pepper. Note this recipe does not use sage or poultry seasoning, you could add it if you like but Grandma never did.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (183g)|
|Recipe Makes: 16 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 193 (55%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 21.5g||29 %|
|Saturated Fat 6.9g||35 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 8.4g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 4g|
|Cholesterol 409.4mg||126 %|
|Sodium 479.6mg||17 %|
|Potassium 371.2mg||10 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 24.8g||7 %|
|Dietary Fiber 1.7g||7 %|
|Sugars, other 23g|
|Protein 15.3g||22 %|
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Calories per serving: 352
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