So you been working all day and can’t get visions of fried shrimp, crawfish, and oysters out of your head? Sounds to me like you got yourself a serious envie for a seafood buffet, and there’s only one type of seafood buffet that a real Cajun craves…a Fried Seafood Buffet! I’m not talkin’ about no pan fried Panko breadcrumb covered nonsense. I’m talkin’ about dredged-in-flour and deep-fat-fried Cajun goodness.
A fried seafood buffet is a beautiful thing to behold: crunchy, artery clogging goodness as far as the eye can see. Brings tears to my eyes just thinking about it. There ain’t no sushi on a Cajun buffet, but you’ll find plenty of fried shrimp, fried catfish, fried oyster, fried crawfish, fried froglegs, and fried clams. Just tryin’ to see if you were paying attention, there ain’t no fried clams on a Cajun seafood buffet, couyon!
I know you’re thinking all this meat sounds primal, but we’re not animals. We also got some civilized touches like tarter sauce, etoufée, gumbo, stuffed shrimp, stuffed crab, french fries, and fried hush puppies on the side. Just load up your plate, squirt a little lemon juice over everything (that’ll prevent scurvy), and dig in. Repeat as necessary.
Next time you’re down in Lafayette, I suggest you drop by Lagneaux’s Restaurant and dig in to their abundant seafood buffet. Sure, there are better sit down restaurants in town, but none give you the full fried seafood buffet experience (FFSBE®) like Lagneaux’s does. Chime in and let me know what your favorite buffets are.
Here’s 2 funny Coonasses that really love buffets: