Saturday, September 24, 2016

Bayou Breakfast Burgers + Time for Downtown Alive

Happy Fall, Ya'll! Here's a Cajun favorite that is perfect for breakfast or anytime you want a sinfully delicious treat. These scrumptious burgers will please your family and guests and have them going back for more. Paired with my Spicy Cajun Fries, and my Bloody Mary Remoulade Sauce, I can assure you that they are worth blowing your diet for, cher! You can always dance the calories off!  Bon appetit!


For the burger:

2 lbs. lean ground beef
1 tbs. Tabasco sauce

1 tbs. liquid smoke
1 tbs. prepared horseradish
2 tbs.'s minced garlic

1/2 cup green onions, chopped fine
2  jalapenos, seeded and chopped

1 tbs. Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp.'s salt
1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

6 large burger buns
3 tbs.'s butter, melted

Place meat and all other ingredients in large bowl and mix gently, but thoroughly. Shape meat mixture into 6 patties and cover with foil and chill for one or more hours.

Preheat gas grill on medium- high heat or charcoal grill on medium- high and cook for 7 to 10 minutes on each side, for medium. Melt cheese slices during the last 3 minutes. Baste buns with melted butter and grill to the side for 5 minutes to toast.

Garnish with bacon, tomato, and fried egg, and serve with with Bloody Mary Remoulade Sauce, recipe below.

For the sauce:

1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup light mayonnaise
1 tbsp. chopped parsley
1 tbsp. vodka (optional)
1 tbsp. Creole mustard
1 tbsp. horseradish
1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. Tabasco sauce
1/4 tsp. celery salt
Salt to taste

Combine in a medium bowl and chill until ready to serve.

For the fries:

4 large white potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch strips
2 tbs.'s olive oil
1 tbs. Cajun seasoning
1 tsp. dried thyme
1 tsp. dried parsley
Salt to taste

In large bowl, toss the potatoes in the olive oil to coat. Combine the spices and toss with the potatoes until evenly covered. Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray and arrange potatoes in a single layer. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Fab!

Time for Downtown Alive

It's that wonderful time of year again for the Fall concert season of Downtown Alive in downtown Lafayette. This year's stellar line-up kicked off on Friday with Wayne Toups and ZydeCajun. Geaux Wayne! What a blast it was! For a complete schedule, click here.

Hope you all are having a fun and fab weekend! Merci beaucoup for stopping by!