Boudin balls at The Lost Cajun

The Lost Cajun on Highway 191 in Odessa is an excellent spot for lunch. They have a copy of their menu available online if you care to check it out. There are a lot of things this place does well, and one of them is lunch specials. While I did not think to take a picture of the full menu (I had the hangries and felt the need to order quickly), I did have the presence of mind to snap a photo of the lunch specials and appetizers from the menu cards on our table.

Lunch specials at The Lost Cajun.
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Lost Cajun appetizers.

A buddy of mine with whom I was dining did as he does and went with the half po’boy and cup of seafood gumbo. “Cup,” in this sense, understates what one receives as it is a decent sized bowl of soup and they are willing to refill it for free. The roast beef was fine, although as JBT (John Brawley Tophat– its a long story) is something of a lost Cajun himself he complained that it wasn’t proper debris. I, however, had more important things to consider. I had ordered the boudin balls.

Boudin balls at Lost Cajun.

There is so much they do right with this dish. For one thing, they always bring them out of the fryer piping hot. They use a lot of sausage relative to the amount of rice, and the dipping sauce is excellent. Indeed, I should have stopped here and called it a lunch. However, I have work to do and need enough fuel to power me through. As a result, I also ordered a bowl of chicken and sausage gumbo. Please see my note above, which I knew when I walked in: The cup was pretty big, and in ordering the bowl I merely got myself more food than I could reasonably finish.

What remained of my chicken and sausage gumbo

All told, this was an excellent lunch. Check out the Lost Cajun if you haven’t already.

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