How to cook boudin
Boudin is a type of sausage that has been around since the 1600s. It is traditionally made with pork, rice, and onions. You can enjoy it in many ways: fried or boiled for breakfast, served as an appetizer at parties, or even thrown into gumbo. The traditional way to serve boudin is to slice it up and fry it on a skillet with butter until browned on both sides before serving hot off the stovetop.
This blog post will cover how to cook boudin so you can get started making this Cajun delicacy today!
What is Boudin?
Boudin is a classic Cajun food consisting of pork and rice stuffing that’s usually stuffed into either the stomach or intestines of the pig (or other animals such as deer). For those who don’t want to take any chances with trying something new, there are already many variations of this dish so you don’t have to take the risk. Remember, boudin is a Cajun delicacy that can be enjoyed for any meal of the day!
Sinful Boudin Recipes
Many different dishes can be made using boudain as an ingredient. These are some of the most popular boudain recipes around 1. Eggs and Boudain: So simple yet so tasty, what else needs to be said about how delicious this dish is? All you need are eggs, seasoning salt, pepper, pork boudain (raw or cooked), onions (optional), and 2-3 tablespoons of either water or milk. Learn how to cook this recipe here. 2. Boudain Stuffed Mirlitons: This very delicious dish is perfect for any holiday meal, especially at Christmas. If you’re wondering what a mirliton is, it’s basically just another name for chayote which is also known as pear squash or vegetable pears. Learn how to make this scrumptious dish here. 3. Boudin Pancakes: Looking for something tasty and easy to make? Try out these boudin pancakes! To make these come out even better, try using leftover boudin rice. All you need are packaged pancake mix (just add water), 1 lb of cooked boudin, salt/pepper to taste, oil (for cooking the pancakes), water, and syrup (optional). Learn how to make these pancakes here. 4. Cajun Boudin Sausage Balls: Here’s a dish that captures everything we love about boudin and puts it in one amazing dish! For this dish, you will want to use the following ingredients: 1 lb of cooked boudin (mild or spicy), 2 eggs, ½ cup of milk, 2 cups of instant mashed potatoes with butter and sour cream added (just add water!), 3 cups of canola oil for frying, salt/pepper to taste, onion powder, garlic powder. Learn how to make these delectable little balls here. 5. Crawfish Boudain Pie Recipe: If you’re looking for an easy recipe that gives you a true taste of Louisiana, what you need is crawfish boudain pie. All you need for this dish are the following ingredients: 1 lb of smoked sausage (andouille or kielbasa), crawfish tails (either fresh or canned), 3-4 green onions (chopped), ½ chopped bell pepper (green or yellow), 2 cans of cream of mushroom soup, black pepper/seasoning salt to taste, and 2 packages of refrigerated buttermilk biscuits. Check out the recipe here.
What Types of Boudin Are There?
As pointed out before, there are many variations on what you can do with boudin. This section will help you get started looking for the right boudin for your dish! 1. Mild Boudain : This is your typical pork and rice filling mix that is perfect for those who love a tasty flavor without any heat. 2. Andouille Boudain: This type of spicy boudain packs some heat and will give you the kick you’re looking for in a sausage dish. 3. Cheese and Jalapeno Boudain: Just like it sounds, this type of boudain has both jalapenos and cheddar cheese added to it so it not only gives off an amazing taste but also some color to the dish as well. 4. Seafood Boudain: Looking for something different? You can add shrimp, crab meat, crawfish, and fish to any boudain recipe you want. This not only gives you a tasty dish but also one that’s full of vitamins and nutrients. 5. Maple Boudain: If you really want to go over the top on your boudin dish, add some pure Louisiana maple syrup (find it here)! The great thing about this type of boudain is that it will give off the sweet flavor while toning down all the spiciness from other types of sausage in your dish.
- You will need to start by boiling your boudin first. This step softens the casing and tastes better than frying it the same day you make it. Put 1 gallon of water, a tablespoon of salt, and a cup of rice in a pot. Then add your boudin to this mixture and boil for about an hour or until the boudin is cooked thoroughly through.
- Once your boudin has boiled for one hour, you can let it cool slightly before slicing into serving size portions (about 12-15 pieces). You can then fry these on both sides using butter until browned and crispy before serving hot off the stove top.
- Bacon Wrapped Boudain: What’s great about boudin is how versatile it can be. You can take your traditional recipe and kick it up a notch to make this dish for either breakfast or dinner. Create a mixture of ½ lb. of ground boudin (cooked) and 1 cup of rice; you will want the rice to still have some texture – not too soft – so that it holds well with the sausage and bacon once wrapped. Add in salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder to taste and mix everything together thoroughly.Once mixed, wrap each piece tightly around a slice of bacon before securing with toothpicks. Once wrapped, cook on the stove top just as you would regular bacon until done all the way through (about 20-30 minutes). Serve with your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy!
- Potato and Boudin Balls: This is a great recipe to make if you want to use up leftover boudin from the night before. After you cook your boudin, let it cool for about an hour until it has firmed up. Then cut it into small pieces since this will help with having everything mix better once combined with the potatoes. Potato & Boudin Balls Recipe Ingredients 1 lb of cooked boudain 2 large eggs ½ cup milk A box of instant mashed potatoes (just add water!) Salt Pepper Onion Powder Garlic Powder 3 cups of canola oil Directions Mix all ingredients thoroughly except for the oil Once mixed, form into balls that are slightly larger than golf balls Heat oil in deep pot on medium high heat until it reaches 325 degrees Once the oil is hot enough, fry the boudain balls for about 10 minutes or until golden brown Remove from pot and place onto paper towels to drain before serving Serve warm with dipping sauce
- Boudin Stuffed Mushrooms: If you want an appetizer that’s quick and easy to make, this appetizer is perfect for any type of party (especially game day!). All you need are fresh mushrooms, boudin sausage (either ½ lb. or 1 lb.), panko breadcrumbs, tablespoon of chopped onion/green pepper/jalapeno (your choice), egg (beaten), garlic salt, seasoning salt, and pepper.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a muffin pan (if unsure if your mushrooms will fit in this, you can use a baking sheet instead). Mix all your chopped veggies into the 1 lb. of boudain together and then add in the beaten egg to bind everything together. Once mixed well, spoon about a tablespoon or two of this mixture into each mushroom cap before sprinkling with breadcrumbs on top of each stuffed mushroom. Pop these in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown on top and serve hot!
Boudain is one tasty sausage that you must try for yourself so get started cooking today! With different ways to enjoy it, there’s no reason not to love this sausage.
This list isn’t exhaustive; there are many other ways you can make dishes with Boudin as an ingredient like: fried boudin balls, grilled cheese with boudin , stuffed mirlitons , and even chocolate boudin cake! What’s your favorite way to make dishes with Boudain? Let us know in the comment section below.