Okra Soup Recipe - Gumbo Soup
Recipe: Fry out the fat of a slice of bacon or fat ham, drain it off, and
in it fry the slices of a large onion brown; scald, peel and cut
up two quarts fresh tomatoes, when in season (use canned tomato
otherwise), and cut thin one quart okra; put them, together with
a small amount of chopped parsley, in a stew kettle with about three quarts
of hot broth of any sort; cook soup slowly for three hours, season with
salt and pepper. Serve okra soup hot.
In chicken broth the same quantity of okra pods, used for thickening
instead of tomatoes, forms a chicken gumbo soup.