What the heck is boudin, anyway?!

As folks in South Louisiana know, boudin is a delicious blend of ground pork, white rice & spices stuffed into a natural casing. The stuffing is very similar to the Cajun dirty rice (also known as rice dressing). Although not as frequently requested as the pork style boudin, seafood boudin is also popular consisting of crab, shrimp, & rice. The actual term "boudin" describes a number of different types of sausage in many parts of the world but in the Acadiana region of Louisiana, the Cajun boudin sausage is one of a kind.

Boudin is so versatile that us southerners can enjoy it in the morning with a hot cup of coffee or for supper with an ice cold beer! One thing is for sure, boudin is some of the finest Cajun food you'll ever eat. Boudin is served everywhere from the fanciest restaurants to small town gas stations. While most locals believe that they know where the "best" boudin is made, every community has it's own unique recipe. Phil, our founder here at In A Truck, LLC., always makes sure to stop at T-Boy's when visiting his hometown of Mamou, Louisiana to snack on their award-winning Cajun boudin (& other specialty meats, of course).

Our gourmet food truck, Cajun In A Truck, uses a special family recipe which is sure to please both first timers as well as those born & raised in Cajun Country. Cajun In A Truck serves boudin in the recently popular "boudin ball" presentation. We cook our quality selected & seasoned meat until it's nice & tender. After we grind the meat, it is mixed together with cooked rice, yellow & green onions, fresh herbs, dried spices & other secret ingredients. Instead of stuffing our filling into a pork casing, it is rolled into a ball, dipped in an egg wash, coated with seasoned breadcrumbs & then deep fried to that perfect golden-brown crust to provide a nice crunch with every bite! If that doesn't get your mouth watering, how about dipping the boudin balls in our special sauce or top them off with a few drops of our hot sauce?! I'm sure you now understand why boudin balls have quickly become a favorite item alongside our famous étouffée, gumbo, & jambalaya...


Stop by one of our upcoming events & place an order of our delicious boudin balls to judge them for yourselves! And remember the tradition of Cajuns - share your scrumptious food finds with neighbors and friends!

See y'all soon.

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