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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Swamp Gravy

Don't be making fun of the name of this delicious whatever it is. It really is a gravy or sauce that is to die for. Now you are going to need some cornbread or hush puppies, cheese grits and slaw to rounds this meal out.

Swamp Gravy
4-6 servings
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Fry some fish golden brown. Pour off the grease but leave some of the dripping. Use the drippings to brown the following:

4 or 5 potatoes, finely diced
2 or 3 onions, finely diced
1 bell pepper, any color, chopped (optional)

When mixture is tender, add a large can of tomatoes, salt, and pepper to taste and 1 teaspoon Louisiana Hot Sauce.

Pick some of the meat off one or two of the cooked fish and add to the mixture. Simmer for as long as you can resist the wonderful aroma.

This is good stuff!


  1. I love these odd-ball recipes. And the names are a hoot! Hope you are having an awesome day, Bev. :)

  2. Hi Beverly,
    I am so happy that you brought your wonderful Swamp Gravy to Full Plate Thursday, I can't wait to try it. Thank you so much for coming today and please come back!

  3. I am with Nancy, I love a good oddball recipe. Usually they are the best!

  4. Did you know that Georgia's Official Folk-Life Play is named Swamp Gravy? It's named that because the writer of the show takes stories from the community and tosses them all together, just like you would whatever was left in the pantry for Swamp Gravy! Both the dish and the play are FULL OF FLAVOR!!!

  5. When we fry catfish again, I'm going to make sure I try this recipe! I had never before heard of Swamp Gravy, but it sounds really interesting.


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