Click the link below to download the 2018 Gumbo Cookbook, 9th Edition in PDF format:9thEditionGumboCookbook
Cut chicken into pieces. Flour well. Fry quickly in fat until brown. Make a roux with the remaining fat by adding flour and cooking until brown. Add onions and seasonings. Cook. Add chicken. Add water. Cook until chicken is tender. Just before serving, add the file', but do not cook after adding file'. Serve on rice. Serves 8.
Gumbo can be made with shrimp and oysters. For crab Gumbo, scald crabs, clean, break off and crack the claws; cut the body into four pieces.
Traditionally folks in this area always serve gumbo for their family gatherings on Christmas Eve.
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