This recipe was great! Had to leave the celery out because I am allergic to the stuff. I recommend using corn oil for the vegetable oil ( I am allergic to soy as well so soybean oil is contraband in my household). Corn oil seems to add flavor, to me anyways.
I made this recipe for my in-laws who are from Louisiana & they absolutely loved them. I did a few things different such as I didn't fry them I used a pre made refrigerated pie crust & baked them. I also used 3/4 tsp of cayenne pepper instead of the 1/4 tsp and I also let everything just cook down alot longer than the recipe called for. Over all this is the best one so far & give it a A ! Enjoy we did!!!
I am in the process of making this right now!! I too added additional cayenne pepper and salt. I also added about 1/4 tsp beef base mixed in 1/4 cup water and it settled in very nicely! If I can stop eating the beef mixture, maybe my husband will be able to try it! I did not add the flour because we aren't much of "gravy" people. My husband grew up in Trinidad and Tobago and seems to prefer drier meats. Thanks!