Deep South Okra Gumbo

3 slices bacon
4 cup diced okra
1 onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
6 pimento-stuffed olives, sliced
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
3 tomatoes, peeled and finely chopped
Hot cooked rice or toast
Chopped fresh parsley

Cook bacon until crisp; drain, reserving bacon drippings. Crumble bacon, and set aside. Cook okra, onion, garlic, green pepper, olives, salt, and pepper in reserved bacon drippings until lightly browned. Stir in tomatoes, and cook over low heat about 30 minutes. Serve gumbo over rice or toast, and garnish with crumbled bacon and parsley.

Makes about 6 servings.

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana