Mara’s Homemade

Posted by Scott on November 20th, 2009

Mara's Homemade

Rating: 2 paws out of 5
Spent: $40 per person
Chain: No
Date Friendly: Maybe
Mara’s Homemade
342 East 6th St
Between 1st & 2nd Ave
212-598-1110
www.marashomemade.com

This hungry ferret was walking the streets looking for the perfect snack.  The dreams of foul and southern creole cooking came across his mind.  Doing some quick google search on his phone, we found that Mara’s Homemade was just down a couple blocks from him.  Hopefully this place will satisfy his craving.

The vendor that provides the Raw Oysters here is of the highest quality and priced with value.  The oyster here cost around $15 per dozen (Menu priced at $12 but was told that it has gone up).  They were very plump and had the sweetness which meant they were very fresh.  At the price per dozen without a time restriction, the decision was simple on these.

I love deep fried pickles, if they are on the menu, I am ordering them.  The pickles and sauce here was good, but the crust I did not care for.  Since they are round slices, the pickles inside were also very warm but consistent in size and texture.  The pickles were coated with corn meal and that made it very hard and grainy and I just didn’t really like that.

Next was the savory crawfish cheese cake.  It was really more like a quiche.  If you never had crawfish before, let me tell you about it.  Crawfish is a southern treat that looks like tiny lobsters that lives in freshwater.  It takes a lot of care to get rid of the mud and sand from them.  The taste of one to me is kinda a sweet lobster / shrimp.  As a warning this crawfish cheese cake was a bit too salty for me.

At the end I got me some Turducken with corn bread and sweet potato.  After hearing about this dish on tv, I had to try it.  It was a slight disappointment, I though it would be much more in flavor and the stuffing was a little pasty.  It also was not presented as slices, it was just a pile of meats and stuffing.  It is possible the dish was reheated and that caused the glue texture of the stuffing.  Some parts of the meat were also very dry and not really edible without gravy.  The corn bread was good and the sweet potato had a nice balance of sweetness and butteriness.

Mara's Homemade
Menu of Mara’s Homemade

Mara's Homemade
Raw Oysters

Mara's Homemade
Deep fried pickles

Mara's Homemade
Crawfish Cheese Cake

Mara's Homemade
Turducken with corn bread and baked sweet potato

Mara's Homemade
Sweet Potato

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