• 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


  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

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