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ag    Posted 02-08-2005 at 06:06:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Would not want to be a chicken in South Louisiana today.Today around Acadiana,chickens are caught and made into gumbo.yum,yum

Clipper    Posted 02-08-2005 at 06:29:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Not just today fer gumbo....durn near every day of the week! Can't beat a good chicken,sausage,and egg gumbo! Or mebbe a shrimp,crab,and oyster gumbo....or mebbe a crawfish gumbo......I garontee! :^)

~Lenore    Posted 02-08-2005 at 08:15:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
My grandmother made the most fantastic shrimp okra gumbo ever made. It had an almost clear broth and the most delicious flavors is was like food for the gods. :-)

Clipper    Posted 02-08-2005 at 08:43:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
I wouldn't know how to make a clear broth gumbo.....the Cajuns always use a home cooked roux.... which is done by using flour and cooking oil.... slow cooked in a cast iron skillet till the flour is the color ya want yer gumbo to look. Been doing it that way fer over 40 years now and too old to change! LOL!
Despite my family's best effort I have never acquired a taste fer okra in any way,shape,or form. Too durn slimey fer me. :^)

ag    Posted 02-08-2005 at 09:21:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Clipper,if you are inclined too,you can make a real good tasting chicken-okra gumbo,by cooking down the okra in a little oil,cooking time is about 3 hours if you cook a big batch.Cook until you see no green, only seeds and brown.Now smother a chicken to your liking and add the okra to it. Bring to a boil and let set 20 minutes,serve over rice.

Clipper    Posted 02-08-2005 at 09:40:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
I can make a BETTER gumbo just using chicken and no use fer that slimey okra. Used to drive my Mom nuts that she couldn't get me to eat okra no matter how she cooked it.... :^)

And right on about that pot of fresh cooked rice to go wit dat gumbo.... :^)

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