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Recipes by Alberta LeBlanc


Okra, Pork & Tomato Gravy

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Average Rating: (4 / 5)

Ingredients 3-4 tbsp canola oil 12 whole little okra pods 2 lbs pork chops, cubed 2 (6 oz) cans tomato paste 1 large onion, chopped 1 bell pepper, chopped 2-3 cups water or chicken stock Salt and pepper to taste Directions Step 1 Heat two tablespoons of oil in a ...

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Canning Figs Without Sugar

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Average Rating: (3 / 5)

With the high rate of diabetes in the Cajun population, this is the perfect recipe to keep enjoying your figs! Ingredients tree-ripened figs 1 tbsp canned lemon per quart Directions Step 1 Use tree ripened figs. Sort and wash carefully. DO NOT use soda for cleaning. It can make figs ...

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Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Average Rating: (5 / 5)

Pooh yaille, my family loves this dish! Ingredients 4 tbsp butter, plus 1 tablespoon for greasing 4 medium yams or sweet potatoes, peeled 1/2 cup brown sugar 3 tbsp maple syrup Freshly grated nutmeg, to taste pecans (optional) Directions Step 1 Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a 9 ...

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Bert's Eggplant Crabmeat Stuffed Portabellas

Bert’s Eggplant Crabmeat Stuffed Portabellas

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Average Rating: (5 / 5)

Ms Bert (as she is known by her friends) was lucky enough to be coached by some of the best cooks in the Kaplan area. Her Dad, Wilton, has his own restaurant, her Aunt Carrie had a catering business and her grandma Mire had a lot of hungry mouths to ...

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Chicken Rotel

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ROTEL brand tomatoes and chilies are a very popular staple in Southwest Louisiana. That brand of tomatoes is used in so many Cajun dishes, that many of us just say, “Add the Rotel.” Rotel is a 10 oz can of diced tomatoes and green chilies, packed in its own juice. ...

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Crawfish Pasta Salad with fresh veggies

Spicy Crawfish Salad

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A simple salad made with Louisiana’s finest home grown crawfish. Ingredients 1 pound crawfish tails, cooked in spicy boil and peeled 1 rib celery, chopped 1 bunch scallions (green onions) mayonnaise to desired wetness Old Bay Seasoning to taste McCormick Creole Seasoning red pepper Directions Step 1 Slightly chop the ...

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Beer Steamed Shrimp

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Cajuns pretty much drink the same types of beverage that most other cultures do. We like cold beer with our boiled crawfish and crabs, bar-b-cues and boudin. If drinking your beer isn’t enough, here’s a recipe to cook it into a delicious dish. Ingredients 1 cup vinegar 1 cup water ...

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Cheese Puff

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An appetizer for all seasons and all parties. They can be prepared ahead of time and cooked right before serving. Ingredients 1/2 pound butter, softened 2 cups flour, sifted 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper 1 pound grated sharp cheddar cheese 1/4 tsp dry mustard 1 tsp garlic powder 2 tsp green ...

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Sugarless Fig/Pear Preserves

Average Rating: (5 / 5)

Everyone knows Cajuns love their figs. Diabetes is unfortunately a problem in Cajun Country, therefore regular processed figs should not be eaten by a diabetic. This recipe will allow the Cajun to have his “figs” and eat them too! Ingredients 4 cups figs or pears, cooked 2 tbsp lemon juice ...

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Eggplant Balls

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These hearty, delicious eggplant morsels can be used as a replacement for meatballs, or they can be fried into patties and eaten like burgers. Great for vegetarians! The most common type of eggplant eaten in the U.S. is the large, dark-purple Italian eggplant. Less common are the slender lavender and ...

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Pork Grillades (Gree-yahds)

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Average Rating: (4 / 5)

This is a popular recipe request. This recipe is one of the classics and as with the old recipes, cooks use a lil of this and a lil of that. Between Mawmaw and Bert, the beginning of the semblance of a recipe has been created. This recipe calls for an ...

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Holy Cow Cake

Average Rating: (5 / 5)

When you bite into a piece of this cake, you can’t help but say, “Vache sainte!” (holy cow!) Speaking of cows, have you ever shooed a cow in Holly Beach?! Cows use to run wild on the beach in Holy Beach, LA. – The Cajun Riviera. Most people would just ...

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Okra Supreme

Average Rating: (5 / 5)

Okra is popular in the south, but many people aren’t sure how they feel about it. The author of this recipe stated that it tasted so good that many non-believers were convinced. Ingredients 1/2 pound okra cut into 1/2 inch rounds 1 small onion, chopped 1 medium tomato, chopped 2 ...

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Eggplant, Chicken, Sausage & Shrimp Jambalaya

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You won’t find this one in cookbooks, it’s an original from Ms Bert!! Ingredients 1 onion chopped 1 bell pepper chopped 1 clove garlic crushed 1 large eggplant cubed olive oil 1- 2 cups chicken broth 2 cups shrimp stock made from shrimp peelings 1 link smoked sausage 6 chicken ...

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Mardi Gras Tri-Color Scrolls

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This Noveau Cajun selection is going to make you say “throw me one Mister so I can try it!” It bakes up perfect and the taste is worth trading your Mardi Beads for. The color of this appetizer blends in perfect with Mardi Gras theme colors. The ease of preparation ...

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