Growing up our family tried not to waste any food. Money was always tight and we always had lots of mouths to feed.  We always had multiple friends spending the night with us and hanging at our house. Our friends loved to come to our house for many reasons, but mostly for Moms and Dads cooking.  After Thanksgiving and Christmas Mom would always boil the turkey carcass down and make a stock.  She usually would make a soup or stew.  Our Dad would make gumbo.  This is his recipe for Turkey Carcass Gumbo.  I made this for Andy last night and he loved it. 

Turkey Carcass Gumbo


1 cup vegetable oil

1 cup all-purpose flour

2 ½ cups onions, chopped 

1 cup celery, chopped

3 cloves garlic, chopped

1 ½ tablespoons Slap ya Mama, Cajun seasoning  

1 pound andouille sausage, chopped

2 quarts Turkey Broth (Recipe follows)


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