GOMBO FILÉE with OYSTERS, No. 2
(La Cuisine Creole, 1885)
Fry a tablespoonful of flour in a tablespoonful of lard, let it brown slowly so as not to scorch.
Boil the liquor of two quarts of oysters, and when it is boiling throw in a cupful of cut leeks or onions, a large slice of ham, some parsley, and stir in the browned flour.
Let this cook fifteen minutes; then pour in two quarts of oysters.
Let them boil a few minutes, season with salt and pepper; take out the parsley and sift in half a cup of dried and pounded fresh filée; if not fresh more will be required.