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Louisiana Eggers

rabdoggrabdogg Posts: 42
edited September 2012 in EggHead Forum
Are there any Louisiana eggers out there?  I'm a newbie looking for local cooks.
Green Eggin' in Lafayette, Louisiana

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,253
    Algiers Point New Orleans in the house
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    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • just must be us nolaegghead.  .
    Green Eggin' in Lafayette, Louisiana
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,253
    There's a ragin' cajun guy.  Don't remember his username, but I think he's near BR


    Where yat?

    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,253
    edited September 2012

    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • Lafayette by way of Donaldsonville. 
    Green Eggin' in Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Shreveport here.  Yes, it's still considered LA.

    GEAUX TIGERS!!!!!!!!!

  • Shreveport here.  Yes, it's still considered LA.
    my first thoughts....
    Green Eggin' in Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Right here in The Berry....New Iberia
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,253
    I love the people in the New Iberia area.  Great accents, super friendly, excellent food.
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,947
    edited October 2012
    I'm to the left of the Crawfish Curtain, but I do love that Cajun food.  I guaraunteee.  :D
    Besides, after Katrina, we got more Coonies here than N.O. has.
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Gateway to the Hill Country

  • YEMTreyYEMTrey Posts: 1,686
    I have a bunch of family in Minden.  I need to get down there soon and drop some Yankee drinking on'em.
    XL BGE and Mini Max in Cincinnati, Ohio

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,253
    VI - you're in Houston, right?  I've driven from Nola to San Antonio about 40 times and I think ya'll got at least as many rice paddies as us - at least East of Baytown (I gotta hold my nose when I drive through Baytown).  Can you get crawfish readily over there?
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • VI - you're in Houston, right?  I've driven from Nola to San Antonio about 40 times and I think ya'll got at least as many rice paddies as us - at least East of Baytown (I gotta hold my nose when I drive through Baytown).  Can you get crawfish readily over there?
    Yep, lots of rice paddies.  Just west of Houston has been some of the country's biggest rice producers, and was a major geese migration area because of that.  However, urban sprawl is encroaching on them every year.

    Sure, crawfish are easy to get in Houston when they are in season.  Buy them by the sack. There's a lot of Cajun influence in town.  We even know how to pronounce Atchafalaya.  
    :))
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Gateway to the Hill Country

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,253
    Buddy of mine is an organizer for the Louisiana Crawfish Competition at his daughter's school in Marraro (nola metro area) and he said they go though 25-30,000 pounds of crawfish. I think they're on their 11th or 12th year.  I try to make it every year - all the crawfish you can eat from about 50 teams of boilers.  Good times.
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • Hey I'm from the Louisana settlement know as Port Arthur, TX and married to a Langlinais...so does that count?
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,253
    Why not, you're on the border :)
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,947
    edited October 2012
    Hey Nola,

    Do you suck the head of the crawfish?  I got drunk one time and did it.  Actually, it was very good ... spicy !!!  I also like cooking shrimp with the head on.  Gives the dish a richer flavor.
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Gateway to the Hill Country

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,253
    Yeah I do, one of the best parts about eating them.  Although if I'm really settling down to eat a lot of them, I won't suck each one - I don't want to OD on sodium and the heads are filled with boil.  The crawfish with the hard, hard shells aren't worth it.  You need to squeeze the head and the hard ones just explode.
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • ParallelParallel Posts: 404
    Sorry... I was still doing the backstroke in LaPlace when the OP was made.


    :ar!

    Every time my elbow bends my mouth flies open.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,253
    Better late than never to the party.  Did you get any water in your house?
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • ParallelParallel Posts: 404
    edited October 2012
    6" in the garage and my sheds are toast. Compared to nearly ALL of my neighborhood, I'm one of the lucky ones. I had another 18" to go before it would have came into the house.

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    Every time my elbow bends my mouth flies open.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,253
    That was my assessment when I looked at your videos.  Looks like your neighbors had (or were close to having) water in their house at the same time your armadillo was down a step from your ground floor.  Well above the water.  Looks like you got might have gotten some vehicle flooding. 
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • Nola,

    I got curious about Chef Folse's Encyclopedia of Cajun and Creole Cuisine, so I went to Barnes & Nobel to page through it.  That book is a work of art !!!  I spent 30 minutes there, just looking at the pictures and reading a bit of Louisiana history.  I bought it  ($54 - ouch !).  Look forward to making some good bayou grub.  Thanks for the tip.
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Gateway to the Hill Country

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,253
    Ya know, i don't think we have it.   I just looked through the cookbook library.  I'd rather learn the history, techniques and philosophy behind a cuisine than read a bunch of recipes any day of the week.  I'll have to ask SWMBO when she gets back from work (nurse - 12hr shifts owch).
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • Ya know, i don't think we have it.   I just looked through the cookbook library.  I'd rather learn the history, techniques and philosophy behind a cuisine than read a bunch of recipes any day of the week.  I'll have to ask SWMBO when she gets back from work (nurse - 12hr shifts owch).
    You'll love it.  I had never known the difference between Cajun and Creole dishes, and this goes into it somewhat.  I haven't read it all yet, but the book is very well done (great pictures) and very informative.
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Gateway to the Hill Country

  • Originally from Harrisonburg, now in Spring, TX (Houston).  Won my Sweetie in a poker game in New Orleans.  Have relatives (also Eggheads) in Metairie, Mandeville, Baton Rouge and Catahoula Parish. But Texas took me in and treats me well for now.
  • Originally from Harrisonburg, now in Spring, TX (Houston).  Won my Sweetie in a poker game in New Orleans.  Have relatives (also Eggheads) in Metairie, Mandeville, Baton Rouge and Catahoula Parish. But Texas took me in and treats me well for now.
    So, does that mean you suck crawfish heads, Pierre?
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Gateway to the Hill Country

  • "suck!!!"  %&@!  All this time I thought it was "blow" on them...  No wonder the people in Crawdaddy's were looking at me in an odd way...

    Spring "Crawfish Was Bait Where I Grew Up" Chicken

    Spring Texas USA

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