500BestSquareDeep Fried Bread Pudding Poor Boy @ Ye Olde College Inn

This sounds both silly and unappetizing, but suspend judgment until you taste it. The reason this won overall at the Po-Boy Festival’s annual competition is clear. The effect of frying gives the pudding a crispy, thin crust all around–not a property we often observe in the dessert. It reminds me of my mother’s unique method of making pain perdu. She fried it in a half-inch of oil, to mind-altering effect.


Ye Olde College Inn. Carrollton: 3016 S Carrollton Ave. 504-866-3683.

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  1. Tony Marinello on November 20, 2014

    My wife and I eat out often. I regularly order bread pudding. My wife never does,until she tasted the fried bread pudding at Olde College Inn.We now order 2 portions when we go. In fact she often suggest YOCI as a choice for dinner. More so then before she tasted the bred pudding.