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1 fat hen
1 small ham hock
1 large onion
1 large can tomatoes
pepper (spice)
celery salt
2 tablespoons butter
1 pint chopped oysters
1 cup okra
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
2 tablespoons flour thickening
onion seasoning


Slowly boil hen and ham hock together in 3 pints water. When done take out chicken, let cool, cut up breast in small pieces. (Remove ham hock from stock.) Fry large slice of ham cut in small pieces. Skim all fat from stock. Fry onion light brown, pour tomatoes in skillet with onion.

Cook 15 minutes. Add to stock. Season with salt, pepper. Put tomatoes, diced chicken, finely cut ham in stock, let cook slowly. Add pint chopped oysters, (or some amount of crab meat or shrimp finely cut) okra, add flour thickening.

Serve with steamed rice.

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