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8/4/09

Swamp Shack



My friend Trey, a Louisiana native, recently opened up a food cart downtown to bring a taste of the South to Portland's busy streets. Listen to how mouth-watering this sounds:

Today, more than 2,000 miles from home, Corkern whips up the buttery, honey-colored crust for his pie from scratch. He stuffs it with juicy bits of sweet crawfish and a blond, tangy, homemade buttermilk filling he calls Creole cream cheese (a concoction like sour cream that’s scarcely seen outside of Louisiana). It’s all enlivened by the “Holy Trinity” of Cajun ingredients—bell peppers, celery, and onions—then deep-fried to crispy, flaky perfection. At just $3.50 a pie, there isn’t a better deal for that much Southern comfort this side of Dixie.

Mmmmmmm. I want some!

Read the whole article in Portland Monthly Magazine here.

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