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One of our favorite foods here in Louisiana is boudin. Often eaten in links for breakfast, boudin has been a staple in Louisiana for generations. Here at The Cabin, Chef Troy created a tasty Boudin Balls appetizer, served with a homemade Creole Mustard dipping sauce. It’s perfect to munch on while waiting on your main course, sipping on a tasty Abita Grapefruit, or to serve at parties. Enjoy!
Makes two dozen.
1 ½ cups ground pork
1 1/2 cups ground liver
2 Tbls. olive oil
2 cups diced yellow onion
1 cup finely chopped green onions
4 cloves minced garlic
1 ½ tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. black pepper
½ tsp. cayenne pepper (increase to ¾ teaspoon or more if you like spicy)
Heat two tablespoons of olive oil over medium high heat and sauté the onions, green onions and garlic until very soft, but not browned. In a large mixing bowl, combine the pork, liver, sautéed veggies, salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper and combine very well.
Form the mixture into golf ball-sized balls. Place on a lined baking sheet. At this point, the Boudin balls can be refrigerated or frozen, but bring them back to room temperature before frying.
Pour enough canola oil to reach 3 inches in a large, heavy pot and place over high heat. When oil reaches 375 degrees (use a deep-fry thermometer), add Boudin balls. If you don’t have a thermometer, simply test one of the Boudin balls. If the oil is hot enough it will cook perfectly in 2 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer balls to a baking sheet lined with paper towels. Serve hot with the Creole Mustard Sauce (recipe below).
Creole Mustard Sauce
1 16 oz. container of Creole Mustard
1/4 cup Heavy Cream
3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
Add Creole Mustard to medium-sized pot. Slowly stir in the heavy cream and reduce. Once the cream has been reduced to your liking, add Worcestershire sauce. Stir for 4-5 minutes and serve.