INGREDIENTS

  • ½ cup flour

  • ½ cup cooking oil

  • 2 cups chopped okra (1 16-ounce can)

  • 1 tablespoon black pepper

  • 4 tablespoons file powder

  • 3 cups lump crab meat

  • ½ cup chopped celery

  • 2 tablespoons salt

  • ½ cup chopped green pepper

  • ½ cup chopped green onion

METHOD

  1. Combine cooking oil and flour in heavy skillet over medium flame, stirring constantly until flour is dark brown in color. Set aside.

  2. Sauté slowly 2 cups okra, bell peppers, green onions, celery and crab meat. Combine these ingredients and browned flour into large 4 to 6 quart pot. Add 2 quarts water, salt, pepper and file. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 20 minutes. Serve immediately.

Credit Recipe from Crisfield, MD from the folks at The Crab Place - Here's their recipe.
Also, if you're looking for good Filé Powder, here's our favorite: Zatarain's® Gumbo Filé
January 27, 2020