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Jerry Lee's Kwik Stop

12181 Greenwell Springs Rd., Baton Rouge, LA - (225) 272-0739
Posted By Tom Lewis on 11/19/2011 7:30:00 PM
Jerry Lee’s Qwik Stop is a serious Cajun food lover’s grocery. The meat market is amazing with excellent sausages, head cheese (delicious and the best I’ve ever tried), boudin, cracklins, beef jerky, and specialty cuts of meat. It is not unusual to see customers lined up at the meat case, ordering five or more pounds of boudin links to go and a half-dozen non-heated boudin po-boys.

After seeing the popularity of the boudin, I went to the front of the store and purchased a warm link of boudin and ate it while I toured the store. The assortment of cooking vessels and pots available for purchase is nothing short of amazing.

Standing at the meat counter and watching Jerry Lee and his staff cook the pork butts for the boudin, grind the pork, mix it with rice, add seasonings, and assemble the mixture was quite a sight. I watched several folks working in coordinated motions and saw the final product stuffed into casings. Then the links are placed in an iced water bath and taken to a huge cooler for a long cool down. It is very labor intensive and quite a production.

The heated sandwich case is loaded with boudin po-boys (your choice of cheddar cheese or pepper jack cheese) and chili dogs. As a boudin lover, I was a little hesitant to try one of the po-boys, based on the first Roadfood review I read. However, the sweetness of the bread, the creaminess of the melted pepper jack cheese, and the explosion of flavors from the boudin was excellent: a perfect melding of texture and spices. The po-boy was chased with a cold Barq’s root beer. My next visit will include one the previously mentioned chili dogs.

Jerry Lee’s offers a unique and deliciously addictive take on BBQ’d beef sandwiches. First, the beef is slow-roasted, and then it's shredded. Then, it is mixed with a wonderful BBQ sauce, slow cooked in a giant crock pot, and later served on a toasted bun. Imagine the best sloppy joe you’ve ever tasted. The BBQ’d beef is available by the sandwich or by the pound. The take-out business is very brisk on weekends, particularly during LSU football season.
I was amazed at the pride this establishment takes in handcrafting the very best Cajun snacks and food available. The flavorful cracklins are very crisp. The moist beef jerky has a wonderful smoke flavor and just the right amount of seasonings. The jerky is cut into small nuggets and packaged in four-ounce zip lock bags. Packages of the cracklins are available near the meat counter and at the check-out area. Warm links of boudin are pulled from a steamer located near the cash registers.

Jerry Lee’s Qwik Stop is a destination for great Cajun eats when in the Baton Rouge area. In short, they specialize in well-prepared food with a super-friendly staff that takes pride in what they do.

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4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
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Three half-pound links of boudin, ready to eat.
"Three half-pound links of boudin, ready to eat."
Cliff Strutz





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


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


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


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


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


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



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