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Old 09-26-2019, 09:27 AM   #1
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Old 09-26-2019, 09:34 AM   #2
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I will laugh at that but it will go over the heads of many.
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Old 09-26-2019, 11:07 AM   #3
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Pork-upine would be better than tomato in a gumbo.

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I asked a while back, but didn't get a difinitive answer.


Where do you coonies stand on okra in the gumbo?
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Old 09-26-2019, 12:15 PM   #7
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Where do you coonies stand on okra in the gumbo?
I love okra in a chicken & sausage gumbo. I don't make it that way often bc my kids don't like it so i'll usually put me some gumbo in a small pot on the side and ad some okra to it. Around Ville Platte, La the old timers didn't use roux in their gumbo. File and okra were the 2 thickening agents.
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Old 09-26-2019, 12:53 PM   #8
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Where do you coonies stand on okra in the gumbo?
No Okra, No Tomatoes, Roux darker than the dark chocolate.
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Old 09-26-2019, 12:55 PM   #9
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I needed to get some work done this morning but it's not looking good now!!!
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No Okra, No Tomatoes, Roux darker than the dark chocolate.


I think youíre wrong.

Onward with the okra!


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Lol. My gumbo has tomatoes and okra and taste awesome.... but Iím not from Louisiana so I canít call it gumbo by some law. They get very defensive about the okra reguardless of the taste

They are scared of it.... like a vampire and garlic

To each their own. I like/prefer it!
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Old 09-26-2019, 05:54 PM   #13
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Iíll just assume in Louisiana tomatoes in gumbo is like beans in chili here.
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Old 09-26-2019, 07:05 PM   #14
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Around Ville Platte, La the old timers didn't use roux in their gumbo. File and okra were the 2 thickening agents.
My wife, a full blown Cajun from South La, makes an okra chicken and sausage gumbo without roux, but she also makes the traditional prairie Cajun gumbo with dark roux and no okra (or tomatoes). Itís all good to me, even many of the non-traditional variations!

By the way, the wife is an old timer😲

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Old 09-26-2019, 07:10 PM   #15
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Iíll just assume in Louisiana tomatoes in gumbo is like beans in chili here.
No.. Beans go in chili. Tomatoes do NOT belong in gumbo. Okra is good though.
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Old 09-27-2019, 08:42 AM   #17
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If you want tomatoes in gumbo buy the can stuff but don't call it Gumbo!!
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Old 09-27-2019, 09:35 AM   #19
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Old man at Lake Fork was bragging on his gumbo one year. Said he had won the church gumbo cook off every year! He brought some by one day and it had tomatoes, ears of corn, and carrots!!!

I told him he he made stew! His wife later told me they do votes for $.25 a piece and he put's $100 bill in his box every year at voting!

I used to think you couldn't screw up gumbo! I was wrong!!!
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My wife, a full blown Cajun from South La, makes an okra chicken and sausage gumbo without roux, but she also makes the traditional prairie Cajun gumbo with dark roux and no okra (or tomatoes). Itís all good to me, even many of the non-traditional variations!



By the way, the wife is an old timer


Where in south Louisiana is your wife from and what was her maiden name? That will tell the story.


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Old 09-27-2019, 10:03 AM   #21
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Old 09-27-2019, 10:29 AM   #23
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My wife's grandmother used to make an Okra "Gumbo" from her garden. We have the recipe now. Fresh tomatoes and okra, onion, garlic, seasoning. It's awesome. I wouldn't classify it as a gumbo due to lack of roux, but it's still REALLY good.

I've been making gumbo for years and make my own roux. It's labor intensive but SO worth it. I go about 30 seconds ahead of burnt....dark like coffee, then throw in the trinity to stop the flour from cooking, add stock, chicken, sausage, etc after that. Brings down the house every time.

I'm ready for the first real cold front to make the first batch for the year.

I know when it's time, because my wife walks in and goes "It's gumbo weather..."
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Old 09-27-2019, 10:39 AM   #24
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She was born in Gueydan and later grew up in Crowley. She may not appreciate me putting her name out on a public forum, but its definately of French descent.
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She was born in Gueydan and later grew up in Crowley. She may not appreciate me putting her name out on a public forum, but its definately of French descent.


That certainly lends her credit, but I have to wonder who taught her to cook ďgumboĒ that way. The only people Iíve known my whole life (62) who would cook it that way were people from north louisiana, west Louisiana (which we consider east Texas, and people from Texas. Hey if your family likes it, more power to yíall.


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Old 09-27-2019, 10:57 AM   #26
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I love okra in a chicken & sausage gumbo. I don't make it that way often bc my kids don't like it so i'll usually put me some gumbo in a small pot on the side and ad some okra to it. Around Ville Platte, La the old timers didn't use roux in their gumbo. File and okra were the 2 thickening agents.
My grandma is from Chataignier, La near Ville Platte, and nobody I know around there puts okra in their chicken and sausage gumbo. They will put a scoop of potato salad in the bowl when they go to eating the gumbo.
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Old 09-27-2019, 11:11 AM   #27
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I will veto the okra and tomatoes as well. I live on the border and my Dad grew up in Rayne, neither have been a part of any gumbo we cooked or eaten.

I will go out on a limb and tell you fried chicken in your gumbo is a game changer.
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Old 09-27-2019, 11:17 AM   #28
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My grandma is from Chataignier, La near Ville Platte, and nobody I know around there puts okra in their chicken and sausage gumbo. They will put a scoop of potato salad in the bowl when they go to eating the gumbo.

YES!!!

I had a college roommate that did this. I thought he was CRAZY until I tried it.
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Old 09-27-2019, 11:18 AM   #29
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I saw Justin Wilson put tomatoes in gumbo on TV once. Anybody really gonna argue with him? You can put anything in gumbo as the headline, Squirrel, Beaver, Rattlesnake etc etc and even tomaters. I think Justin was using snapping turtle. Love me some shrimp gumbo and fried grits.
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Old 09-27-2019, 11:24 AM   #30
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My grandma is from Chataignier, La near Ville Platte, and nobody I know around there puts okra in their chicken and sausage gumbo. They will put a scoop of potato salad in the bowl when they go to eating the gumbo.
Well I worked in Ville Platte for almost 11 years and wen't to many camps and suppers with folks there so I can tell you some of them do put okra in it. Like I said it was some of the old folks way of doing it not necessarily the popular method today but some still do it. Yes many do put potato salad in it or on the side but thats pretty popular all over.

Also I wouldn't say tomatoes in gumbo is a north la thing. The main folks i've seen do it are from the Nola area and done by the creoles who tend to put a tomato base in most things that they cook.
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Old 09-27-2019, 11:27 AM   #31
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I saw Justin Wilson put tomatoes in gumbo on TV once. Anybody really gonna argue with him? You can put anything in gumbo as the headline, Squirrel, Beaver, Rattlesnake etc etc and even tomaters. I think Justin was using snapping turtle. Love me some shrimp gumbo and fried grits.
If it was snapping turtle then he was probably cooking a sauce picante so using a tomato base with a little roux would make sense.
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I like it with okra, without okra, with boiled eggs, with dropped eggs, with potato salad, without potato salad, no **** chicken feet though!!!!
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She was born in Gueydan and later grew up in Crowley. She may not appreciate me putting her name out on a public forum, but its definately of French descent.
My wife is also from Gueydan. My Mom was born in Ville Platte. We likely got all kinda kin on dis thread. And no tomatoes in gumbo. NO!! That's some New Orleans junk
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That certainly lends her credit, but I have to wonder who taught her to cook ďgumboĒ that way. The only people Iíve known my whole life (62) who would cook it that way were people from north louisiana, west Louisiana (which we consider east Texas, and people from Texas. Hey if your family likes it, more power to yíall.


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Largely raised by her grandmother, we're definately talking old school here. She mostly spoke french. As for the gumbo, we are talking two totally different animals here. There is no roux in "okra gumbo" and no okra in the roux gumbo. Okra gumbo is thickened by first thoroughly cooking down the okra and then adding the other ingredients. That is how it was always done in her family, and we still eat both recipes in this house.
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Tomatoes, okra or anything else belongs in gumbo. It merely depends on preference and a lot on the area. I believe toward N.O. they tend to use tomatoes whereas the western half of the state (like where I live on the TXLA border) they tend to not use it

Chili beans/no beans or ground meat/stew meat......boudain/boudin with/without liver.... gumbo with/without tomatoes/okra/file or eggs or potato salad....
Is all just preference. It all is cooked routinely.
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I have actually had the stuff made with file and no roux. Not really "gumbeaux" but its a good soup for sure.

Tomatoes in cajun food is one of those things where nobody is saying it won't taste ok or even good. But it is not "cajun" anymore. Those French on the eastern side made everything to complicated and fancy for the New Orleans tourists.

And if you have never made a roux it is a fun time if you have a good chair, a good cast iron or magnalite pot, and some drinks and friends around.

Feedback showed that GRXH pig scrap gumbeaux turned out pretty darn decent.
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I can't wait to cook my first pot of gumbo for the season... MMMmmmmMMMMmmm.

Down da Bayou style...Homemade from scratch... WITH okra and a little Rotel and fresh potato salad.
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