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Juneau's Weenie Sandwich

Subject: Juneau's Weenie Sandwich
From: Ricki
Date: 6/19/2020, 12:55 PM

On 6/19/2020 12:03 PM, Ricki wrote:

Hi Uncle Phaedrus! It's me again! 

I'm sorry to keep bothering you, but I have just one more request. 
There is this little mom-and-pop shop outside of New Orleans. Juneau's 
Sandwich Shop can be found on 4016 7th St, Marrero, LA 70072. My dad 
raves about their weenie sandwiches. When the original owners sold it, 
they passed on the secret recipe for the weenie sandwich. Not only does 
it remain a mystery but also a tradition. The sauce is often described 
as being pinkish- orangey, or pale red. The little red hot dogs are 
sliced and chopped and are usually put on French bread. The sauce looks 
like and has the texture of a medium thickness gravy. But with a whole 
different flavor-a little sweet and a bit peppery. And has little pieces 
of unidentified food. Little pieces of ground meat like from those Hormel 
cans of chili? Maybe tiny chopped onions? Both? I'm not sure. This chili 
gravy is what makes the weenie sandwich "the" weenie sandwich! Do you 
think you could try to find something similar? Below, I've attached an 
image of the sandwich and the menu.

Hi Ricki,

Sorry, I had no success with this. The weenie sauce recipe was created by Pearl Juneau in 1951 and was sold, along with the shop, when she passed away in 2004. The recipe is, was, and probably always will be, a secret. I could not find that anyone has created a copycat recipe for it and I found no recommendations of a "tastes-like" sauce.

These sites have a bit of info about Juneau's:




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