Savannah, GA, Okra and Tomatoes

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By Jeremy Round

Published 1988

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Mrs Wilkes’s Boarding House is a lunchtime institution in Savannah, Georgia. Every weekday for 40 years she has served up steaming dishes of home cooking to a communal table of paying guests. This is her dubious sounding but good-tasting tomato and okra gumbo.


  • 2 lb fresh okra – washed, destalked and cut into ½in lengths
  • 2 lb tinned tomatoes<


Stew together in a covered pan over medium heat for 20 minutes.