Growing up as a kid through adulthood, Mom would make this recipe. She would call and invite us over because she was making creole. That is all she would have to say. Great recipe with true southern charm. God bless you Mom.
Notes from the Test Kitchen:
The seasoning in this recipe is just wonderful...perfect amount, perfect flavor. We put our shrimp in towards the end of the cooking time rather than leave it in the whole 60 minutes. It turned out great!
Saute celery, onion, okra and shrimp in bacon fat.
Add tomatoes, chili powder, salt, pepper, vinegar and sugar.
Mix enough water and flour to make a creamy sauce. Add gradually remaining water. Simmer 60 minutes.
Mom always put it over brown rice, wonderful salad and garlic bread. Gosh, I hope you like it. We love it.
NOTE: I know y'all are questioning the length of time cooking the shrimp. This is a very old recipe and the older ladies back in the day cooked everything possibly longer than needed. I have added the shrimp at the end and it was wonderful. It is up to you.