Agreed. The writer of this recipe is from CA.
Any actual true Louisiana Cajun knows potatoes go with anything we done discriminate. And yes they are in gumbo bc I've lived there my whole life and I've had it in my gumbo before! The difference between stews and gumbo is how he ingredients are combine and prepare. Also gumbo has seafood in it usually. Plus gumbo is literally just the Cajun word for stew. So let's get it together pal
Potatoes do not belong in gumbo. No self respecting southern Louisiana cook would dream of adding potatoes to gumbo. This makes it a stew.. Of course, you are free to put anything you want in it, but if you add potatoes, call it something else, not gumbo.
A great cold weather goody. Adding the okra like in the comments section sounds OK, also.
ROOASTED POTATOES ! Mais No Chere!
Loved this recipe! Being raised in cajun country, I would be shot dead if I didn't put okra in my gumbo so naturally, I added frozen chopped okra to the pot about an hour in. I also threw in a fresh chopped tomato and some chili peppers. I used sesame oil to make my roux because it adds a nice color and doesn't burn as quickly. This is a great recipe to play around with!
My Louisiana family loved this recipe. I added two cups of frozen okra about one hour before gumbo was done. My roux didn't take as long to brown, but I was using an all clad d5 8 quart stock pot which may have made a difference. Definitely a keeper recipe. Will probably use dark meat chicken next time or add the chicken breast later as chicken was a little dry.
The is an excellent recipe. It takes a while to prepare it, but it's well worth the time. It tastes great with extra hot sauce on top. The recipe is definitely a keeper.
so so yummy! the whole family loved it! I couldn't find andouille sausage at the store I was in so I googled it and was suggested to use polska kielbalsa instead. Great substitute and I didn't have to brown it .... saves a step.
My family LOVED this gumbo. I used rotissiere chicken vice chicken breast for added flavor and ease. I also added shrimp which was a great addition. A definite do-over!!