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Tomato Gravy - tasted a lot, but not the "real" thing

cstout | Mar 25, 201201:42 PM

I have been searching for this recipe for years. A lady from Louisiana came to our small TX town & opened a restaurant. Everything was fabulous. She served several different dishes with a scrumptious sauce called tomato gravy.

This was served on everything from shrimp on a bed of rice to grits & fried or over easy eggs. She always served thin toast with the gravy dishes & the toast butter was seasoned too. People would come in late & always say "fix me something with the tomato gravy".

Unfortunately, after about a year, she passed away & her secret recipe went with her. I have looked in cookbooks from Louisiana & tried many, but have never come close to her wonderful creamy sauce...kinda looked like tomato soup, but a paler color & no visible bits of tomato present.

Is this a Cajun thing or an old southern recipe? Do you have a wonderful tomato gravy recipe & story you would like to share?

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