Boudin & Cracklins

September 4, 2016

In Southwestern Louisiana, boudin and cracklins are a delicatessen that can be enjoyed any time of the day  and year round. I myself love boudin for breakfast. Who am I kidding, I want boudin all the time.

 

 

Boudin is made with cooked pork, green onions, parsley, onions, cooked white rice, pork casings along with other spices and seasonings made into sausage form. Once the boudin is formed, it is traditionally steamed or boiled to heat thoroughly then served with crackers.

 

Cracklins are made of pork skin, fat and meat that is fried to a crispy texture. Once cooked, cracklins

 are seasoned with Cajun spices.

Boudin and cracklins can be found in places like the grocery store, gas stations, restaurants and boudin shops. If you are traveling to or through Louisiana, here a few places that has great boudin and cracklins.

 

 

Where to try Boudin and Cracklins:

 

The Original Ray's Boudin

6028 HWY 182, Opelousas, LA 70570

 

Don's Specialty Meats

104 HWY 1252, Carencro, LA

730 I-10 S. Frontage Rd., Scott, LA 70583

 

Billy's Boudin and Cracklins 

904 Short Vine St.

Opelousas, LA 70570

 

Lagneaux's Meat Market

445 Ridge Road

Lafayette, LA 70506

 

This list may be a little biased because these are some of the go to places  for me. Hope you all get to try boudin or cracklins. The taste definitely won't disappoint.

 

 

Photo Credit: boudinlink.com and cracklintrail.com

 

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