Let’s Eat Cake – Boudin King Cake

Cajun French: pétrir (pā-treer) – knead

 

IMG_6803Cajuns are an adaptable people. We take what the area offers and make it our own. So we wonder why it took not only a non-Cajun, but also a non-native Louisianan to develop the Boudin King Cake. Granted Dr. Boudin (Bob Carriker) has been living in the Lafayette area since 1997; he is not native. He calls Louisiana home and has come to embrace our culture and food. In honor of Dr. Boudin and his Boudin King Cake, we have made our own, adapting it to our tastes.

One bread recipe will make a very large king cake. We made ours in our Dutch oven so we adjusted for the size of our pot.

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Cajun Breakfast Poboy

Cajun French:  le matin (lu ma-tain) – morning

 

Start with melt in your mouth French bread from Champagne’s Bakery in the heart of Acadiana (Breaux Bridge).  Next add a link of crawfish boudin from Poche’s Meat Market in Breaux Bridge, LA, with one crawfish tail in the entire length (we were trying to rescue the boudin).  Next we added eggs (after all it was morning) and boiled shrimp and breakfast was served.

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Eggs Beanedict

Cajun French:  le piment fort (lu pee-mon for) – pepper (hot)

 

Lettuce Patty Egg Sauce ChivesWhat do you do with left over beans and rice?  Bean Patties.

What do you do with left over bean patties?  Eggs Beanedict.

If you are like us, there always seems to be beans and rice left even after eating leftovers.  Trying to come up with a way to use the beans and rice in a creative manner, we decided on bean patties.  They had a great flavor and we served them with grilled salmon.  Ok, now we had two bean patties leftover.  Thinking breakfast we decided to top them with fried eggs and one thing led to another.  Eggs Beanedict was born and enjoyed.

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Joe Momma’s Breakfast Eatery, Eagle, Idaho

Cajun French:  la famille (la fa-mee’l) – family

 

EntranceTypical of family gatherings, there is usually too much food and the wedding festivities were no disappointment.  After a week of one meal after the other, we laid off for a day and then just had to push the envelope.  Breakfast is our favorite meal to eat out — we enjoy sitting with a cup of coffee and discussing the goings on and our plans for the next few days. Continue reading “Joe Momma’s Breakfast Eatery, Eagle, Idaho”

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Crawfish Boil Breakfast

Cajun French:  déjeuner (dā-ju-nā) – breakfast

 

PlatedThe smell of boiling crawfish permeates the air during Spring in south Louisiana.  It is rare that we eat all the crawfish we boil.  I think we intentionally boil more than needed so we have leftovers for use later.  So it was Friday, we ended up with a few crawfish tails left.  The tails along with an ear of corn and three potato halves would make a great omelet filling.

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Shrimp and Beet Greens Wraps

Cajun French: la bétrave (la bāt-rav) – beet

 

The beet greens from the Red Stick Farmers Market were beautiful, almost too pretty to cook. Not a chance. This is one of our dishes that evolved and then un-evolved. It was breakfast time and we were cooking eggs, beet greens and shrimp wraps – sounds good and it was. Only problem, we forgot the eggs. Hunger pains took over with the shrimp mixture smelling so good, we totally forgot we were planning to add scrambled eggs. No problem, the wrap was fantastic without eggs. This is a great any meal dish and quite easy.

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Crab Omelet

Cajun French: l’omlette d’oeuf (l’om-let d’uf) – egg omelet

 

There is nothing like fresh crabmeat from a farmers market. We are lucky to have a weekly vendor, Outlaw Katfish Kompany, selling fresh crabs, crabmeat, and wild caught catfish. The taste is beyond description except to say all of these products melt in your mouth and have a sweetness to the taste. This past Saturday we purchase a pound of fresh claw crabmeat. Not wanting to freeze it, we have been using the crab in various ways. This morning was crab and eggs and this simple dish was breakfast stepped up a notch.

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