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NOLA Hot Sausage

As I came into my house I immediately discerned what was cooking in my kitchen, hot sausage! Who was cooking it didn’t matter or if it would be a po-boy or the meat to accompany a meal. All I was concerned about is if there was enough for me.

I will try my best to describe what only a true New Orleans native would relate to regarding hot sausage. How just the smell of it cooking puts a smile on your face, a pep in your step and have your tongue watering in anticipation of that 1st bite. It’s so deliciously addicting that even my little girls run with excitement for what they call a “Hot Sausage Burger.” Poor babies don’t know any better; they are from Minnesota, but that taste is in their soul. The uniquely delicious taste of Patton’s Hot Sausage brings back comforting fond memories for me and my family. Honestly, all things New Orleans give me that feeling, but today I’m talking HOT SAUSAGE!Hot Sausage Breakfast Po Boy

20170809_171523What exactly is Hot Sausage you may ask?? I’ll start with telling you what it is not. It’s not a sausage you can go to your grocery store to get, its only sold in New Orleans. Actually, you may find it other parts of Louisiana and in Houston, TX, but it’s pure luck when you do find it outside of New Orleans. It’s not a red hot link, hot Italian sausage, andouille sausage, Cajun sausage or the rest of those sausages that attempt to fool you into thinking you have true New Orleans Hot Sausage.

Hot Sausage Patty
Hot Sausage Patty and a regular ole hamburger patty

First of all if its not Patton’s Hot Sausage in the red and white bucket, don’t bother. It has to be Patton’s simple as that. Patton’s Hot Sausage, was created in the 9th Ward of New Orleans, the company is now located in Bogalusa, LA.

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Patton’s Bucket of Links

New Orleans Patton’s Hot Sausage is beef not pork with a magical blend of seasoning and spices. Hold up, the casing is pork skin just as with a regular sausage link, maybe that’s why some prefer the patty. NO PORK please. It can  come in patty or link form, both taste the same. You will find a patty served on a Hot Sausage Po-boy, cheese please on mine’s. The cheese balances that spiciness that I have become unaccustomed to living in Minnesota.hot sausage.jpg4

Now, I will risk a lil tongue & butt burning when a link is thrown on the BBQ grill ; ooh that skin crisp up and the smoke adds a whole other level of flavor.

 

Also, I love Hot Sausage served as the breakfast meat with buttery cheesy creamy grits and over easy eggs. Now, that’s a good way to cure a New Orleans Hang Over.hot sausage.jpg5

When you come to New Orleans be sure to get a Hot Sausage Po Boy at Gene’s Po-Boy on Elysian Fields Ave & St.Claude Ave.Its pretty easy to find and just a short trip on the street car and a short distance from Frenchman St. Gene’s is open 24hrs a day; celebrities such as Jay Z and Beyonce where spotted there?? Anything is possible and Gene’s Po-Boys serves sone of the best Po-Boys in the city. I love their french bread, OMG!

Gene’s Po-Boys

Gene's Po-Boys

1040 Elysian Fields Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130 [Map It]
(504) 943-3861

Neighborhood: Faubourg Marigny/Bywater
Free Off-Street Parking: No
Handicapped Accessible: No/Unknown

Restaurant Information

Cuisine Type/s:  Delis & Sandwiches, Po-Boys

I love Anita’s Restaurant late night early morning breakfast. I’m not sure if the owner brought up all the old fashioned ya Grandmo Grandmother’s bags of grits & recipes. I’m unsure how something as simple as grits can taste so good.

Anita’s Grill

Anita's Grill

2122 Tulane Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70112 [Map It]
(504) 523-1542

Neighborhood: Mid-City
Hours: Mon-Sat 6am-2pm, Fri-Sat 10pm-5am, Sun 6:30am-2pm

So, go on ahead order yall a bucket or two of Patton’s Hot Sausage, you won’t be disappointed!!!

Nola Chic

 

Native of New Orleans, who endured 20yrs cruel Minnesota Cold, I decided at 42yrs old it was time to pack up my then 6yr old and come back to my roots. I am all things that would challenge the belief of growing up in New Orleans. I was a 16yr old teen mother of a preterm 2lb baby girl born with a disability. With the help of my mother who had her own struggles. We survived the obstacles laid before us. I'm the proud mother of three children with two failed adoptions, as well as a grandmother of three, two grandsons and a granddaughter. I survived two abusive marriages. I successfully ran a soulfood restaurant and catering company in Minnesota for 12 years. I started creating custom cakes after the murder of my beloved cousin Melvin Paul.  He survived Katrina only to go to Minneapolis six months later to be murdered over a parking spot dispute.  I put my all into my cake business over the years as House of Cakes was started right out of my house in honor of him. I thought by having the big house on the hill, a husband, having a family, foster/adoptive mother at that, being involved in all things that matter, plus having the funds to match would cure me in a sense; but most of it poisoned my heart and soul. I had a broken heart and I felt deep down the only way to repair it was to get back to my roots, my soul, my home,  myself, my New Orleans. I'm here and I'm loving it. Even being in the so called Blighted Area of New Orleans and not having all the financial and material security, I'm happy. I am determined that She, yes New Orleans is a woman is just like me; together we will overcome and will rise from all that tried to kill our spirit. Nothing like starting from the bottom and making your way back up! I'm down in the boot, but I know I have a nice floppy hat awaiting my destiny...

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