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Mimi's Gumbo Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Marianne Terry
Added: Sunday, October 15, 2006

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Onions, chopped
Celery, chopped
Okra, bag of frozen, sliced
Crisco oil
Beef broth or beef boullion cubes dissolved in water
Brown gravy
Tomato sauce
Flour
Bacon Fat

Crabmeat Shrimp Oysters Chicken Turkey


Directions:
Directions:
Brown the onions, celery & okra seperately in heated oil. Pitch each into a large pot. Use any broth or gravy in the pot (or boullion cubes in water) for base. Add tomato sauce.

In a cast-iron skillet, make a roux of flour and bacon fat, stirring constantly until dark brown.

Dip liquid from pot a little at a time amd add to roux until it makes a heavy gravy. Add to pot and simmer at least an hour.

Add crabmeat, shrimp, oysters, chicken, turkey: any one, two or three of those.

Serve over rice. Freezes well.

Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
Half a day!
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Mimi wrote this down for me on a note card. This is exactly as she wrote it. There were no amounts and lots of leeway as to what to use in the pot. However...it works!!!

 

 

 

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