photograph by Matt Hulsman

4 cups breadcrumbs from leftover biscuits
½ cup onion, chopped
1 cup celery, chopped
⅓ cup butter
3 cups chicken or turkey broth
2 cakes (2 inches square) of cornbread
4 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
Small package of chicken livers, chopped
Small package of chicken gizzards, chopped
Poultry seasoning
Salt and pepper

Crumble breadcrumbs into large bowl. Sauté onions and celery in butter. Add vegetables to crumbs, along with 2 cups of broth. Crumble two cakes of cornbread and remaining broth into mixture. Add eggs, livers, gizzards, sage, poultry seasoning, salt, and pepper. Add more broth if necessary. Mixture should be very soft to allow for loss of moisture during baking. Pour into greased pan, and bake at 350° until done.

The Scuffletown Cookbook can be purchased at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke bookstore, Cyna’s Jewelry in Pembroke, or by contacting Gloria Gates at or (336) 578-1188.


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For several years, Our State featured recipes from the pages of community and church cookbooks from around North Carolina. These dishes continue to be among some of our most popular and enjoyed.