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In search of Boudin Balls

amykragan Nov 9, 2008 01:57 PM

There is a gas station between Baton Rouge and Houston on the right hand side of the road that has the best boudin balls I've ever had.

Taking a wild stab that someone will know what I'm talking about and help me find them.

Any input would be much appreciated

amy.ragan@leanderisd.org

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    lawstudent Nov 9, 2008 02:12 PM

    Bergeron's Meats on 760 Lobdell Hwy. right outside of Baton Rouge (in Port Allen) has the best boudin balls ever. They are slightly larger than normal but so good!

    They also have yummy beef jerky.

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      Clarkafella Nov 9, 2008 02:15 PM

      Could it be the Best Stop? They are known for their smoked boudin...

      http://www.thebeststopsupermarket.com/

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        CheeburgerCheeburger Nov 10, 2008 01:23 PM

        Aptly named and they definitely carry some rockin' boudin balls. I picked up some there about two weeks ago.

      2. amykragan Nov 9, 2008 02:27 PM

        It wasn't Bergeron's or Best Stop, although I plan to try both next trip.

        I want to say it was about 45 minutes from the Port Allen Bridge. I'd say the road conditions were crappy at the time, but that doesn't really narrow anything down.

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          carol land Nov 10, 2008 06:27 AM

          Chimes in Baton Rouge has the best boudin balls in the world.

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            odiecom Aug 29, 2009 05:28 PM

            the first time i tried boudin balls was at frog city in lousiana. being somewhat if a sausage fiend, i ate about 12 of them on the way home .... oh my gawd, oh my gawd.

            just the smell of the things made me smile. i think they were 10 for 5 bucks.
            frog city made a friend out of me

        2. amykragan Nov 10, 2008 06:40 AM

          I think it may be on Hwy US90 near Krotz Springs

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            BayouTeche Nov 10, 2008 09:53 AM

            T' Belle's?

          2. amykragan Nov 10, 2008 10:04 AM

            Billy's Mini Mart in Krotz Springs it turns out.

            Anybody tried those or recommend another place between Baton Rouge & Houston?

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              Hungry Celeste Dec 3, 2008 06:43 AM

              Good lord, woman--boudin balls between Baton Rouge & Houston are as common as stripes on the highway. Johnson's Grocery in Eunice used to have good, mustardy boudin balls, but I haven't had 'em in years. Bubba Frey's in Mowata has very excellent boudin, so very excellent boudin balls are a natural outgrowth.

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              Cat Lady Dec 3, 2008 07:24 PM

              Does anyone have a recipe for boudin balls? Would love to have it.
              Thanks.

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                Hungry Celeste Dec 4, 2008 06:35 AM

                You don't exactly need a recipe. Buy your favorite boudin; cut off the casings. Shape it into golfball sized spheres; coat in seasoned flour. Deep fry until golden brown. Serve, as you like, with cane syrup, mustard, or hot sauce for dipping.

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                  Lyonola Dec 4, 2008 07:06 AM

                  I actually made some last night. It was as simple as Celeste made it sound. I did a classic breading of flour, egg wash, and then Italian bread crumbs (only thing in the cupboard). I made a few different sizes to test out which size worked the best anything over about a 4 ounce scoop got black on the outside before the middle was heated through. Regardless, they were very good.

                  Again, I think you will be surprised at how simple it is.

              2. nikinik Dec 4, 2008 05:46 AM

                The BestStop is definitely the best boudin ever!!!!

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                  hazelhurst Dec 4, 2008 06:14 AM

                  chacun a son boudin, of course, but my informal poll rates Best Stop an "A" or "A-" and Don's "A+". I tend to get both since the places are within a mile of each other. But the andouille at Best Stop is light years better than anyone else's. Head cheese is OK but not as good as what you get in Ville Platte.

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                    nikinik Dec 4, 2008 01:22 PM

                    I definitely think the Best Stop boudin is better than Dons. But I'm definitely in agreement with you on the andouille and head cheese.

                    Believe it or not, the absolute best head cheese that I have found is at Martin's Wine Cellar in Metairie!

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                      moxieman Aug 31, 2009 07:38 AM

                      elisabeths in da bywater has great boudin balls.

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