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Idaho® Potato and Chicken Gumbo
Courtesy of Idaho Potato Commission
Servings: 10
Prep Time: 25 Min.
Cook Time: 55 Min.
What you need:
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+ 14 c. chicken stock
+ 6 Tbsp. Brown roux (recipe follows)
+ 1-1/2 c. Idaho® potatoes, peeled and shredded
+ 1 c. diced yellow onion
+ 1 c. diced yellow, red and green peppers
+ 1 c. diced celery
+ 1 Tbsp. minced garlic
+ 2 lbs. chicken meat, cooked, pulled
+ 2 Tbsp. Creole seasoning (recipe follows)
+ 8 c. Idaho® potatoes, cubed and sautéed

Brown roux
+ 1/2 lb. butter
+ 1/2 lb. flour

Creole seasoning (yields 1/4 c.)
+ 2 Tbsp. paprika
+ 1 Tbsp. salt
+ 1 tsp. black pepper
+ 1 tsp. white pepper
+ 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
+ 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
+ 1/2 tsp. dried basil
What to do:
1. In a large stockpot, bring the chicken stock to a boil. Temper approximately 6 Tbsp. of roux into the broth (add 1/2 c. of hot broth to the roux and mix completely. Add the broth and roux mixture back into the boiling broth and whisk).
2. Add potato. Simmer for 12 min. and add the onion, peppers, celery, garlic, and chicken pieces.
3. Add Creole seasoning. Taste and adjust seasoning, if desired. Continue to cook for another 10 min. (the vegetables should be cooked, but still firm).
4. Ladle 8-12 oz. of gumbo over potatoes.

Brown roux
1. Slowly brown the flour on a sheet pan at 300°F about 20-30 min. Stir the mixture halfway through (about 10-15 min.) to achieve an even browning. The flour should be a light khaki color and will smell like roasted nuts.
2. On the stovetop, cook the flour and the butter over medium-high heat until a brown, smooth consistency occurs (about 5-6 min.). Once the roux has cooled, cover and leave unrefrigerated until needed. Later, if any oil has separated from the roux, simply stir the oil into the mixture.

Creole seasoning
Combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly. May be stored in a tightly covered container.

* Recipe courtesy of Zale Lipshy University Hospital, Dallas, TX .