Sunday, March 13, 2011
Deep fried joy at Freret Street Po-Boy & Donut Shop
Digging through my memories and my own photographs, I realized that I had not devoured one of my all-time favorite New Orleans sandwiches in over six months! Six months! Way too long to have gone without...
I hunted down the source of that drool-inducing picture and discovered the Freret Street Po-Boy & Donut Shop. Without breaking stride, John and I headed over to the corner of Freret and Valance for my 77th cheat. I am still standing at a loss of 78 pounds.
It wasn't long before our orders came out or before I regretted not ordering a 10-inch...what was I thinking? The bread was soft and fresh and the well-battered shrimp were hot, crunchy and delicious. I watched enviously as John gobbled down his sandwich.
Finally, since it's also been a long time since I'd had a donut, likely much longer, I picked out a few for dessert. John thought I was going a bit overboard selecting three of their largest pastries -- a bowtie, apple fritter and honey bun -- but I didn't see him complaining as we scarfed down the glazed, deep fried goodness soon after we got home with a large, hot cup of Cafe Du Monde coffee.
Ahhh...now I feel so much better!
Written by Kim Ranjbar