Here is a fairly simple-to-prepare Cajun-style pork stew:
1 1/2 pounds fresh cubed pork
2 ribs celery
3 to 4 potatoes (optional)
Red pepper flakes, to taste
Boil meat about 20 minutes in a pot on stove.
Put chopped celery, carrots, onions and potatoes in a 5-quart Dutch oven.
Put meat on top of vegetables. Pour in 1 cup of liquid from boiling meat.
Put covered Dutch oven in oven and cook at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 1 hour and 20 minutes. Check to see if the vegetables are done.
Put 2 tablespoons of oil in frying pan, mix in 1 large spoonful of flour. Add water to make a paste-like gravy. Pour gravy in Dutch oven, stir and serve.
Notes: This stew can be cooked with or without potatoes, depending on how many people you want to serve. The combination of carrots, onions and celery is known as mire-poix in French/Cajun cooking and the taste combination is fantastic! The roux (gravy) that is poured on at the end will make your taste buds water.
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