smoked sausage, sliced
wild ducks, cut into serving pieces
Brown duck pieces in hot oil.
Mix oil and flour to make a roux.
Cook over medium heat until dark brown.
Add sausage and the next 4 ingredients to the roux.
Cook 10 minutes over low heat, add 1/2 cup water, duck pieces, and all seasonings.
Add the remaining water, and simmer until the duck is tender.
Remove duck with a slotted spoon to remove the bone.
Add the file powder and simmer 5 minutes.