Fedup2here's Gumbo

Posted by CookinMom at recipegoldmine.com 7/1/01 10:06:46 pm

Source: Submitted by Princess FedUp2Here – ya-ya.com

(feeds 4 Cajuns or 6 Yankees)

1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup vegetable/saffola oil (that’s the roux)
1/2 chopped onion
1/2 chopped green bell pepper
As much garlic as you can stand
Worcestershire sauce
Green onion tops (4 or 5, chopped)
Smoked sausage, sliced into circles
Various chicken parts – about 5 or 6 thighs is good

In a small saucepan warm the oil on medium heat, pour in the flour and stir, stir, stir till it’s dark brown (like mahogany) That’s the roux.

While that’s goin’, in a large pan brown the sausage until it’s good and juicy in there – let the sausage stick a little – it’ll add more flavor.

Next, add your chicken parts – and a little salt/pepper to taste – brown that too. When the roux is the right color, add the onion, bell pepper and garlic – saut? till wilted.

Add the whole mess to the pot of browned meat, add enough water to cover all the meat – and the Worcestershire – 1 tablespoon or 3 good shakes! Stir it up until everything is mixed well – no lumps from the roux – it should be really soupy/watery. If its not dark enough, add a little kitchen bouquet to darken it. Bring it to a boil. lower to simmer, cover and cook for about 40 minutes. Add green onion tops, cover and cook about 10 minutes.

Serve over rice in a bowl, like soup – not like gravy!!! My mama used to make potato salad with it – but that’s a lot of starch for one meal, so you could just make a green salad – this is a heavy meal, so you don’t need a lotta sides….

Bon Appetite!!!

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