Cajun boudin sausage contains a seasoned mixture of pork and rice similar to a dirty rice dressing. Because they can be made small or large, deep-fried boudin balls make fabulous little appetizers, or add them to a breakfast, brunch, or lunch menu. Boudin balls are also excellent as a game day snack.
Serve these boudin balls with Louisiana-style remoulade sauce or with a whole grain mustard or Creole mustard.
- For Remoulade Sauce:
- 2/3 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon Creole mustard
- 2 teaspoons ketchup
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped celery, optional
- 1 green onion, trimmed and finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley, or 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- Dash cayenne pepper
- Dash ground black pepper
- For Boudin Balls:
- 2 links Cajun-style boudin sausage, about 12 ounces
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup seasoned fine dry bread crumbs
- 2 large eggs, well beaten
- Oil for deep-frying
For Remoulade Sauce
- In a bowl, combine the mayonnaise, Creole mustard, ketchup, lemon juice, celery, green onion, parsley, cayenne pepper, and black pepper. Blend well.
- Cover and refrigerate while you prepare the boudin balls.
- Heat the oil in a deep fryer to about 360 F to 370 F.
- Remove boudin from casings and crumble. Shape the boudin into 1 1/2-inch balls. The heat from your hands will help hold them together. If they stick, moisten your hands slightly.
- Fill one small bowl with flour, another with eggs, and a third with bread crumbs.
- Coat each ball with flour, then coat with the beaten egg, then gently roll in the bread crumbs to coat thoroughly. You'll need to rinse your hands several times as you prepare the boudin balls.
- Fry the balls, two at a time, in the hot oil until golden brown.
- Serve with the remoulade sauce or with Creole-style mustard.
|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Total Fat||27 g|
|Saturated Fat||5 g|
|Unsaturated Fat||8 g|
|Dietary Fiber||2 g|