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Okra Gumbo Soup (Southern)


  • 1 quart of ripe tomatoes
  • 1 quart of okra
  • 2 quarts of water
  • piece of soup meat (no bone)
  • 1 onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 sprig of parsley
  • 1 chicken
  • rice
  • salt and pepper


Take tomatoes, stew with okra, cut into small rings. Put this on to boil with about the water and soup meat, chop up an onion, a carrot and parsley, add this to the soup. Fricassee the chicken with some rice, dish up with the soup, putting a piece of chicken and one tablespoon of rice into each soup plate before adding the soup. Let the soup simmer four or five hours; season with salt and pepper. A little corn and Lima beans may be added; they should be cooked with the soup for several hours. Cut the soup meat into small cubes and leave in the soup to serve.


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The International Jewish Cook Book (1919).

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