1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 cup flour 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper 1 1/2 cups chopped yellow onion 1/4 cup chopped celery 1 pound chopped pork tasso, optional 1 pound smoked sausage 2 garlic cloves, chopped 4 quarts boiling water 2 bay leaves (crushed) 2 ducks 2 to 3 teaspoons hot sauce 1 cup chopped green onions Seasoned salt Hot cooked Louisiana rice Filé Powder
Cook oil and flour in a cast-iron Dutch oven over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, 30 to 45 minutes or until dark brown.
Add bell pepper, onion, and celery, and sauté 2 to 4 minutes. Add tasso, smoked sausage, and garlic, and cook 1 minute.
Add 4 quarts water, bay leaves, and duck, stirring well. Reduce heat and simmer 1 hour and 30 minutes to 2 hours, stirring every 10 to 15 minutes. Add hot sauce, green onions, and seasoned salt during the last 15 minutes.
Serve over rice and sprinkle with filé.<br> Yield: 4 to 6 servings