The recipe for Plantation Gumbo was different just about every time depending on the season and the availability of certain types of vegetables. The following recipe reflects how slaves prepared the dish in late summer.
2 Tablespoons Melted Butter
1 Onion diced
2 Cups of Tomatoes, unpeeled and cubed
2 Cups Okra finely cut
2 Red Potatoes (peeled and cubed)
1 Carrot (peeled and sliced)
1 Quart hot water
1 Cup diced Celery
Wiley's Beans & Peas Seasoning
In small saucepan, fry onions in the melted butter until browned. In large pot or Dutch oven add water and Wiley's Seasonings.
Bring to a boil; add browned onion mixture and vegetables to water. Cook slowly, stirring occasionally, until thick.
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