Babineaux's Slaugtherhouse - Breaux Bridge, LA

Babineaux's classic cast iron pot for cooking cracklin.
 --- Babineaux's is "old school."  No denying it and no one is trying to hide it.  From the "off the beaten path" setting to the preparation techniques: this is the place you come when you're looking to connect with the traditional way of doing things. The cracklin a expertly fried in a huge, generations-old, black pot and emerge with blistered skins, light and crunchy exteriors and thin strips of sometimes chewy meat.
A mess of gratons from Babineaux's Slaughterhouse.
  There is a lot more skin and fat than meat on these, but the style speaks to a way of formulating the cracklin cast in a different era and these are "perfection" in their own right.  I do wish they were seasoned with something a little more than straight salt, but the simple preparation standards do allow the pork to shine on its own terms.
Notice the blistering on the skin.  It makes for a unique graton.
 
THE LOW=DOWN
Price = $11.50 per lb.
Crunch = 3 Gratons
Meat/Fat/Skin Ratio = 3 Gratons
Seasoning = 2.5 Gratons
Presentation = 3 Gratons

OVERALL SCORE = 3.5 Gratons

LOCATION
1019 Babineaux Road
Breaux Bridge, LA 70517-6715
(337) 332-1961

For a review of Babineaux's boudin check HERE

5 comments:

  1. J and D from SF Bay AreaAugust 20, 2012 at 3:43 PM

    So sad....couldn't try them...none available today...

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