BOUDIN & CRACKLINS Express
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Boudin and Cracklin Express Building
Sign for Boudin
Boudin Being Served

Inside Photo of Boudin Shop



Ambiance: This clean establishment has the feel of a gift shop.  They sell an abundance of Cajun spices and packaged food products as well as some cooking vessels along with a few hot food items and one freezer case of frozen sausages, smoked meats, and such. Still, even though the place is gift shoppe, they are using a 50 year old family recipe for their boudin.
Location: 3210 Grand Point Hwy, Henderson, LA (just north of the Intestate).
The Boudin
Price: $419 lb or $2.19 by the link.
Presentation: Ready to go in large warmers your link will be prepared by the kind and happy woman behind the counter (see photo).
Casing
: A thin and virtually unbreakable casing.
Meat/Rice Ratio: More rice than meat in this lightly colored link.
Texture: Wet and loose.
Spice: HOT!!!
Overall Flavor:   The mushiness of the filing is offset by some crisp bits of onion (nice) and though rice plays a major role in the link's flavor, there is more meat than meets the eye. A satisfying link that is a little too heavy on the heat.
Comments:  There is another place just 75 yards away called the "Boudin Shop" (or Chicken on the Bayou) and they NEVER seem to be open.  Thankfully Boudin & Cracklins Express have joined the boudin fray here in Henderson and locals and visitors alike will benefit.  Give it a try.  . . . . . oh, and they have a drive-through window for convenient boudinin'.

Boudin on Foil

Wrapped Boudin

Interior of Link of Boudin
Overall Rating = B+
Reviewed May 2010
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