Richard's Meat Market - Abbeville, LA

Part of a mural outside of Richard's.
 A throwback to a bygone era; Stepping into Richard's is like stepping back in time.  Hand carved meats and a limited supply of specialty items are for sale, but the homey atmosphere with wooden floors and generations-old fixtures make for a fabulous ambiance. Known as a popular spot to get boudin in Abbeville, Richard's cracklin are first rate as well.
The cracklin are home-cut in plain sight.  There are some exceptionally long pieces and the skin is a perfect blend of puffed skin with a crisp exterior that has started to bubble and pop from the hot grease.  The seasoning on these cracklins is a bit bland and the meat, while plentiful, is overcooked.  Even so, these are some darn satisfying cracklins in a great little city.

Richard's cracklin are sold by the bag instead of by the pound.

Price = by the bag: $3.50 for a small and $10 for a large
Crunch = 4 Gratons
Meat/Fat/Skin Ratio = 4 Gratons
Seasoning = 3 Gratons
Presentation = 4 Gratons

117 Park Ave.
Abbeville, LA 70510-5843
(337) 898-0836

The skins on these have a think crispy exterior and a puffy underlining.
To read a review of Richard's boudin click HERE.