Cajun Potato Gumbo

  • Yield : 4 - 5
  • Servings : 4 - 5
  • Prep Time : 20m
  • Cook Time : 45m
  • Ready In : 1:5 h
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This recipe was given to me by my grandmother. It comes from her mother I guess it was a simple recipe to feed a lot.


  • 1/4 cup cooking oil
  • 1 cup onions
  • 1/2 cup bell peppers
  • 1/2 cup celery
  • 1 large piece of salt meat
  • 5 large red potatoes cut in half
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cayenne pepper to taste
  • file' to taste


Step 1

Boil salt meat on the side for about 20 minutes; then cut into small bite size pieces. While that's boiling heat oil and saute onions, bell pepper, and celery for just about 5 minutes into a nice size soup pot. Throw in your salt meat with about 2 cups of water. At this time you can add some salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper, Let this boil for about 15 minutes. In the meantime while boiling, cut your potatoes in half. After about 15 minutes throw in potatoes with some more water; enough for the potatoes to be able to boil and add more salt and pepper. If you like cover it but not to tightly. Add 1 to 2 cups more of water if needed. After potatoes are boiled turn off heat and add about one teaspoon of file. If you are feeding more than 4 to 5 people just add more of all the ingredients and add more water. Serve over rice, enjoy and please pass the potatoes!


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