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City Cafe Spaghetti Sauce


Most small Louisiana towns have their "City Cafe." This is the recipe from the "City Cafe" in Plaquemine, Louisiana.


  • 1 pound white onions, finely chopped
  • 4 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • 1 cluster garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 cans tomato paste
  • 3 cans tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 4 heaping tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. In hot olive oil in a cast iron pot, sauté onions, celery and garlic.
  2. Add remaining ingredients. Simmer for at least one hour.


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