Thursday, March 31, 2016

Parran's of New Orleans

Look at that crawfish sauce!  Only in the New Orleans area.  Parran's is not just about po-boys.  It specializes in Creole and Italian foods.  Parran, by the way, means godfather.

Parran's is located on Veterans Highway in Metairie.  If you are going through New Orleans on I-10, then take the Clearview exit to Veterans Highway.  If you live in the New Orleans area, you know where to go.

Cheese Ravioli with a Cream Crawfish Sauce:

I met my high-school buddies there so I have a lot of food to post, but this was the only one I tasted, and it was excellent.  The title speaks for itself.   Celery and onions are cooked into the butter before the flour and cream is added.

Shrimp Po-Boy:

Like most places in Metairie, Parran's uses real French bread for their po-boys.  To those of you who aren't from the area, French bread is a water-based bread and has a flaky crust from baking.  Places that grill their bread are trying to fake a milk-based bread into being flaky.  Not the same.

Shrimp Taco & Fish Taco:

This is a dish that started in Texas but migrated to Louisiana.  Parian's knows how to do seafood.

Hamburger Po-Boy:

Only in New Orleans, a hamburger on po-boy bread.  Move your buns, the French bread is here.

Eggplant Parmesan:

Here is a sample of their Italian fare:  grilled eggplant covered with a tomato sauce served on spaghetti with a side of French bread.

Dressed Ham-n-Cheese Po-Boy:

For those of you not from the New Orleans area, this is the only way to have a ham sandwich.  Bye the way, "dressed" means lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, and mayo.


Seafood gumbo with a side of French bread.  There's rice in the bottom of the bowl.  This looks like a shrimp and okra gumbo.  The okra helps thicken the soup.

Mystery Po-Boy

I don't even know what this one is.  And none of my friends who I had lunch with remember.  But it sure looks good.

Oh, did I say, you can get a seafood muffuletta there?

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