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.

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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.

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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.

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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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