Your Guide to Authentic Regional Eats
Sign In | Register for Free!
Restaurants Recipes Forums Eating Tours Merchandise FAQ Maps Insider

Jerry Lee's Kwik Stop

12181 Greenwell Springs Rd., Baton Rouge, LA - (225) 272-0739
Posted By Michael Stern on 10/21/2015 5:39:00 AM
A neon sign in the window of Jerry Lee's, a strip mall butcher shop / convenience store in Baton Rouge, shows a boiling pot with this legend underneath: "If it's not Jerry Lee's, it's not Boudin." While a lot of Cajun boudin is fire-hot, Jerry Lee's is only haloed by pepper … all the better to savor the flavor of rice so well balanced with the luxe of ground pork.

In a heated case near the cash register, you will find the boudin already extracted from its casing and piled into rolls along with cheese. In my opinion, the cheese, while nice and creamy, overwhelms the refined flavor-play of the boudin. I much prefer to forgo fixins and get a couple of links. Their natural casing is tough, virtually impossible to cut with teeth alone, but once it is severed with a knife, the filling erupts, sending forth the sweet perfume of hot pork touched with pepper and onion and virtually melded to whole al dente grains of rice.

A great alternative to boudin is Jerry Lee's BBQ sandwich, which is beef that has been slow-cooked and shredded, mixed with zesty sauce and packed into a bun.

It would be wrong to leave without a bag or two of cracklins, which are crisp and melt-in-the-mouth luxurious. Jerry Lee's unique style of beef jerky is another must. Made into bite-size nuggets rather than more familiar long strips, it is reminiscent of smoked salami: slightly chewy, packed with flavor.

Like so many boudin purveyors in this region, Jerry Lee's offers no dining facilities. For travelers, it's a dashboard-dining experience, using plastic knives and forks and paper napkins.

11 out of 11 people found the review helpful. Was it helpful to you?

No Yes

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Boudin Sausage
BBQ Sandwich
Cracklins
Boudin and Cheese Sandwich
Beef Jerky
Rate this place

Reviewers Photos [Upload Your Photos]

So crisp you want to call them elegant, Jerry Lee's cracklins are pure pork flavor. Bacon to the nth degree.
"So crisp you want to call them elegant, Jerry Lee's cracklins are pure pork flavor. Bacon to the nth degree."
Michael Stern





Unique jerky, more like smoked salami than dried beef. Each bite-size nugget is a hugely satisfying chew.
"Unique jerky, more like smoked salami than dried beef. Each bite-size nugget is a hugely satisfying chew."
Michael Stern


Three half-pound links of boudin, ready to eat.
"Three half-pound links of boudin, ready to eat."
Cliff Strutz


BBQ beef, mixed with spicy sauce, is a happy mess of a sandwich.
"BBQ beef, mixed with spicy sauce, is a happy mess of a sandwich."
Michael Stern


A cut-open boudin close-up reveals the ground pork and rice mixture.
"A cut-open boudin close-up reveals the ground pork and rice mixture."
Cliff Strutz


Other Cajun meats such as tasso ham and andouille sausage are also available.
"Other Cajun meats such as tasso ham and andouille sausage are also available."
Cliff Strutz


Pork is cooked in a big boiling pot, depicted in Jerry Lee's excellent neon sign.
"Pork is cooked in a big boiling pot, depicted in Jerry Lee's excellent neon sign."
Michael Stern


One thing that makes eating around Cajun country so much fun is that some of the best food is not found in ordinary restaurants, but in convenience stores, gas stations, butcher shops, and roadside cracklin' vendors.
"One thing that makes eating around Cajun country so much fun is that some of the best food is not found in ordinary restaurants, but in convenience stores, gas stations, butcher shops, and roadside cracklin' vendors."
Michael Stern


A bag full of Jerry Lee's cracklins makes an ideal snack for the road when driving through Cajun country.
"A bag full of Jerry Lee's cracklins makes an ideal snack for the road when driving through Cajun country."
Cliff Strutz


The combination of boudin and cheese makes a mighty sandwich, and at $2.19, a great bargain; but in my opinion, the salty surge of cheese eclipses the subtle bouquet of boudin spice.
"The combination of boudin and cheese makes a mighty sandwich, and at $2.19, a great bargain; but in my opinion, the salty surge of cheese eclipses the subtle bouquet of boudin spice. "
Michael Stern


A knife is needed to cut through the rugged natural casing that encloses the boudin.
"A knife is needed to cut through the rugged natural casing that encloses the boudin."
Michael Stern


I bet this looks great at night!
"I bet this looks great at night!"
Cliff Strutz


The sign above calls the place Jerry Lee's Cajun Foods, but it still has the soul of a convenience store.
"The sign above calls the place Jerry Lee's Cajun Foods, but it still has the soul of a convenience store."
Cliff Strutz



What is Roadfood?  |   Mobile Site  |   Submit Content  |   Privacy Policy  |   Contact Roadfood.com   Copyright - Roadfood.com