Turkey Carcass Gumbo

(Very Good)Save Your Bones

meaty turkey carcass 1/2 cup bacon drippings 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 large onions, chopped 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1 green pepper, chopped 4 stalks celery, chopped 2 qt. hot turkey or chicken broth 1 Tbsp. salt 1/2 tsp. pepper hot cooked rice dash of hot sauce 2 bay leaves 1 Tbsp. parsley flakes 1 tsp. dried basil leaves 2 to 3 cup chopped turkey 1 lb. smoked sausage, cut into bite size pieces 1 bunch green onions, chopped

Place carcass in large soup kettle; cover with water. Bring to a boil;cook over low heat 1 1/2 hours. Drain turkey; reserve broth. Remove meat from carcass; chop and set aside. Heat drippings in kettle; add flour gradually, stirring constantly until a rich brown roux is formed, about 25 minutes. Add vegetables and cook until tender. Add broth and other seasonings; simmer 1 hour. Add turkey and sausage; cook 15 minutes. Add rest of ingredients; cook 10 minutes longer. Serve over hot cooked rice.

Yields 10 to 12 servings

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