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FILE GUMBO

Submitted by: Admin on 08/05/2001
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Ingredients

One 3 to 3-1/2 lb. whole chicken
1 1/2 lb Kielbasa, sliced
1/4 cup white onions, chopped
1/2 cup celery, chopped
1/4 cup scallions, chopped
1/4 cup bell pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 gallon water
Salt and pepper to taste
File powder

Directions

In a 7-quart stock pot boil whole chicken until meat separates from bone. Remove meat and return bones and all organs except liver and simmer 1/2 hour to make stock. Strain and skim fat. Return stock to pot. Heat butter in cast iron skillet and add flour. Stir with wooden spoon until roux becomes dark brown. Add onions, celery, scallions and bell pepper. Saute for five minutes, then add to stock. In skillet, lightly brown chicken and kielbasa with garlic, cayenne, salt and pepper. Drain off fat from sausage and add meat to stock with one bay leaf. Simmer for one hour at a very low boil. Immediately before serving sprinkle with file powder.

Servings

12

Calories

5

Difficulty

Easy
 

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