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hungryone
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Cajun home cooking that never makes it to restaurant menus
Bayou or prairie, I don't care. I'm talking about the homestyle stuff that will never make it to a restaurant menu, but sustains us anyway. My start to the list:
--petits pois or baby green limas cooked in a roux, with or without some chicken thighs cooked in the pot too
--smothered potatoes (if you have to ask....)
--shrimp boulettes (ground shrimp & shredded potatoes, seasonings, deep fried)
--etouffee de macaroni (a seafood etouffee, but with short pasta shapes cooked in the stew, not boiled separately)
--couche-couche, with Steen's cane syrup
--a slice of hogshead cheese melted atop a bowl of hot grits

What'cha got?


mouton
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re: Cajun home cooking that never makes it to restaurant menus
Rice and gravy

Meatball stew


bdevill
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re: Cajun home cooking that never makes it to restaurant menus
Okra, chicken and tasso, and Okra shrimp and tasso
Pork Backbone Stew
Ponce
Grits and Grillades
Smothered Pork Chops and Cabbage
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upgrayedd
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re: Cajun home cooking that never makes it to restaurant menus
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petits pois or baby green limas cooked in a roux, with or without some chicken thighs cooked in the pot too

Jesus, that sounds awesome. Never had that before.


Btrtigerfan
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re: Cajun home cooking that never makes it to restaurant menus
I love roux peas. I buy the ones with the mushrooms and pearl onions


Cosmo
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re: Cajun home cooking that never makes it to restaurant menus
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Rice and gravy

Meatball stew


Both pretty common at plate lunch places


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SUB
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re: Cajun home cooking that never makes it to restaurant menus
Shrimp molds - more of a holiday appetizer but I love it and have never seen it in a restaurant.
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re: Cajun home cooking that never makes it to restaurant menus
Gou court-bouillon(Coubion)


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danny d lsu
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re: Cajun home cooking that never makes it to restaurant menus
Pork roast with a couenne (quenne) and rice and gravy. I know people do pork roast often but never can get a proper couenne.

The Pig Stand in Ville Platte used to have a plate lunch with this dish. It was delicious, too bad it's gone forever.
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Dale Doubak
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Roux peas are a staple at the camp. Can’t wait


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bdevill
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re: Cajun home cooking that never makes it to restaurant menus
The Pig Stand in Ville Platte served just about all these dishes..


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Btrtigerfan
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re: Cajun home cooking that never makes it to restaurant menus
My granny made cushaw casserole this time of year.


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lsumailman61
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re: Cajun home cooking that never makes it to restaurant menus
Love that pink shrimp mold. My mom always makes one for Christmas.


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LSUballs
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re: Cajun home cooking that never makes it to restaurant menus
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Rice and gravy



Lmao. Probably the most common homestyle restaurant food.


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saderade
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re: Cajun home cooking that never makes it to restaurant menus
Don’t understand the downvotes but all of that sounds fantastic. I’ve only had 2-3 of those.


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Saskwatch
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re: Cajun home cooking that never makes it to restaurant menus
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a couenne


I didnt know what this was so I looked it up... The roast on google pics looked phenomenal


Pirate0714
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re: Cajun home cooking that never makes it to restaurant menus
Squirrel stew. Never seen a tree rat as a daily special just yet.


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Y.A. Tittle
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re: Cajun home cooking that never makes it to restaurant menus
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I love roux peas.


All the old New Orleans neighborhood restaurants seem to have these as sides on daily specials. Hell, I think even places like Galatoires used to serve them.


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TH03
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re: Cajun home cooking that never makes it to restaurant menus
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Rice and gravy

Meatball stew


You could go to almost any lunch place in Lafayette and have these.


Gris Gris
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re: Cajun home cooking that never makes it to restaurant menus
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Shrimp molds - more of a holiday appetizer but I love it and have never seen it in a restaurant.




I made it a few times this summer. I love them also. Now, I'm thinking of making one for the AL game with some other things.


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