Pork, rice and onions get squeezed into a link we Southeast Texans call boudin. Or, sometimes it’s spelled boudain. We’re serious about the spicy stuff, and its one of the things Cajuns love to share with newcomers. It’s a popular breakfast food with eggs and biscuits, can serve as a snack with saltines and fits right into a bun for carnival food.
Boudin is welcome on most any table, but making it is quite another task, reserved for the masters. Museum of the Gulf Coast serves up The Boudin Trail, a Southern Foodways Alliance traveling exhibit on display through March 29. Follow the story of boudin culture from Texas, back to Louisiana and back to France.
Sometimes locals package up a mess of boudin and send it to family members who miss their links. The museum offers visitors a list of a few places to pick some up while in Port Arthur. They include:
In Port Arthur: Nick’s on Procter Street; Judice’s French market & Deli on Seventh Street; The Boudain Hut on Gulfway Drive
In Groves: Larry’s French market on Pure Atlantic Road
In Nederland: Happy Donuts on Nederland Avenue and Davis Donuts on FM 365 serve boudin kolaches