Boudin Balls

  • Serves

    makes About 14 Balls

In France, boudin is blood sausage; in Cajun country, says Glenn Daigle, ''it's basically rice dressing with pork.''


  • 12 cup flour
  • 2-3 pinches ground cayenne
  • 12 cup milk
  • 2 lb. boudin
  • Vegetable oil


Step 1

Mix together flour and ground cayenne in a medium bowl. Put milk in another medium bowl. Remove and discard casings from boudin, then shape meat into 2'' balls. Roll 1 ball at a time in the milk to moisten, then dredge in the flour, shaking off any excess, and set aside on waxed paper.

Step 2

Pour vegetable oil into a medium, heavy-bottomed pot to a depth of 2'' and heat over medium heat to about 350° on a candy thermometer. Fry boudin balls in hot oil, working in batches to avoid overcrowding the pot, until browned and crisp on the outside, 8-10 minutes. Transfer with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain. Serve hot.

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