The Parrain Special from Johnson’s Boucaniere in Lafayette, LA = A++ Boudin Sandwich)
An amazing combo! Grilled cheese stuffed with a boudin ball and homemade bbq sauce!
Location: 1111 St. John Street, Lafayette, LA 70501 — Contact: 337-269-8878; www.johnsonsboucaniere.com – Hours: Tues-Fri, 7:00 am to 3:00 pm; Sat., 7:00 am to 5:30 pm.
Special Review — The Parrain Special is a sandwich served exclusively at Johnson’s Boucaniere in Lafayette, LA. It consists of a smashed grilled cheese sandwich stuffed with a boudin ball and a shot of Johnson’s homemade bbq sauce. They make a couple of stuffed grilled cheese sandwiches at Johnson’s—one with pulled pork and another with brisket—but the Parrain is truly a boudin lover’s special. The bun is nothing more than a hamburger bun and, though the sandwich looks rather small, it packs a huge amount of flavor. The harmonious melding of the cheese and the smashed boudin ball is brought together with the bbq sauce so that the sandwich truly is greater than the sum of its parts. They used to make the sandwich only on Saturdays, but it is now on their regular menu and it has even been featured twice at the Road Food Festival in New Orleans where it was the hit of the festival!
Disclaimer — This sandwich was conceptualized by the folks here at BoudinLink.com. It came about on a long drive back to Lafayette from New York in May, 2010. The name “Parrain” is a Cajun French term for “God Father,” and the idea that we at BoudinLink.com are somehow the “God Father of Boudin” lead to the name. – Anyway, the sandwich is great. It has been on the menu since August 2010 and people really seem to enjoy it.
Reviewed March 2011