Dear readers, I have returned from my holiday visit to South Louisiana, where I indulged in many a Cajun and Creole delicacy.
Feast your eyes on one of my favorite things from home.
It's a dressing sandwich.
It ain't pretty, but it is SO tasty. And my momma made it just for me! :)
Dressing, also known to those in the German Coast area of Louisiana as farre, consists of ground pork, ground beef, chicken giblets, onions, celery, garlic, bell pepper, parsley, and lots of other seasonings. The whole mixture is cooked with and bound together by chicken stock.
Dressing is typically served as a side dish, often popping up on the Thanksgiving table. We also eat it as a cold or hot sandwich spread; the cold version of the sandwich sometimes turns up at Cajun wedding receptions.
I enjoy my dressing hot and heaped on French bread or on a pistolette (that's like a mini-French bread to you non-Cajun folk) with a generous slathering of yellow mustard.
Simple, honest, and just plain delicious.