Hebert's Slaughter House - Abbeville, LA

Hebert's Slaughter House - Cracklin
 -- Hebert's Slaughter House is located on the outskirts of Abbeville, Louisiana and it has served the community for over two generations as a full scale butcher shop and slaughter house.  Here is where you can get all the custom cuts that other places just can't accommodate.  There are plenty of bands saws around for meat and bone cutting and one result of all the meat cutting they're doing here is an abundance of fresh pork skins for making
cracklin.  These are not your standard cracklin making material.  The chunks are longer and somewhat meatier than other places.  Unfortunately, they struck us as being over cooked and under-seasoned.  The red color might lead you to think they'd be hot, but that was not the case.  This place is a classic and we're sure the cracklin are made with old school love.

A large bag of semi-fresh cracklin from Hebert's Slaughter House

THE LOW-DOWN 
Price = $12.00 per lb.
Crunch = 4 Gratons
Meat/Fat/Skin Ratio = 3.5 Gratons
Seasoning = 2 Gratons
Presentation = 2.5 Gratons
 OVERALL SCORE = 3 Gratons 

LOCATION 
7622 W La Highway 338
Abbeville, LA 70510

(337) 893-5688


4 comments:

  1. Seems the locals enjoy the cracklin. Never been to Louisiana but I'll be sure to drop by Herbert's when I get there. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Ha, this reminds me of when I was a kid and my parents would sometimes buy half a pig and fry the pork skins and served them with loads of salt. :)

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  3. I love cracklins!! I remember my mother making cracklin cornbread as a child. I still eat them all by themselves and on occasion get my wife to make cracklin cornbread. Really good eating with greens, rice, and fried chicken!!

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  4. J and D SF Bay AreaAugust 20, 2012 at 3:53 PM

    Got some today at a Texaco station off I 10. Pretty darn good ....maybe a tad dry.

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