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Muffelatas and Pralines -- where are they the best?

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Muffelatas and Pralines -- where are they the best?

Central Grocery is closed on Mondays the day we depart NO. Looking for recommendations for where to pick up a muffleta to have b4 we fly home?

Also where can I buy delish pralines? thanks

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1. Re: Muffelatas and Pralines -- where are they the best?

Frank's (right by Central Grocery) and Napoleon House are two of the best places to pick up a muff.

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2. Re: Muffelatas and Pralines -- where are they the best?

An enthusiastic praline debate at Chowhound:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/473096

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3. Re: Muffelatas and Pralines -- where are they the best?

the best muffaleta we've ever eaten was at pierre maspero's last week. omg! much better (and smaller, if that makes a difference) than central grocery. i'm dreaming of one right now! and try aunt sally's for the best praline in new orleans.

enjoy!

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::An enthusiastic praline debate at Chowhound::

Slate, thanks for the Chowhound link. It was very entertaining.

Opinions on pralines are as varied as opinions on boudin and cracklins. Everyone has their favorites, and discussions about those favorites are usually spirited, to say the least.

Following my mother's teachings, I always read the lists of ingredients on pralines that are for sale. If those ingredients contain anything other than sugar, cream/evaporated milk, butter, pecans, and vanilla, I put the so-called pralines down and walk away.

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5. Re: Muffelatas and Pralines -- where are they the best?

thank so much! I will certainly check out ingredients and foolw the suggestio. my food list just keeps growing...

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6. Re: Muffelatas and Pralines -- where are they the best?

Leah's Pralines in the French Quarter makes delicious traditional pralines, creamy pralines, and pecan brittle.

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7. Re: Muffelatas and Pralines -- where are they the best?

What r "creamy pralines?" thanks

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8. Re: Muffelatas and Pralines -- where are they the best?

These are made with cream and/or milk and they melt in your mouth. They are usually a little thicker that the sugary ones. The others are kinda hard and sugary. Creamy ones are much better.

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Creamy pralines sound delicious. will have to try them. thanks for the tip

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::These are made with cream and/or milk and they melt in your mouth. They are usually a little thicker that the sugary ones. The others are kinda hard and sugary. Creamy ones are much better.::

When I was growing up, I didn't know there were any types of pralines other than creamy.

I'm with mdboutte. If they're hard or if they're chewy, pass them by.