Boudin balls are a combination of cooked rice, pork, onions, green peppers, and seasonings rolled in panko breadcrumbs and fried until golden brown.
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Boudin Balls

Boudin balls are a combination of cooked rice, pork, onions, green peppers, and seasonings rolled in panko breadcrumbs and fried until golden brown.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Cajun
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 dozen
Calories 76kcal
Author Lisa B.

Ingredients

For the boudin balls:

  • 1 pound homemade or store bought boudin sausage
  • 1 ½ cups panko bread crumbs or more, if needed
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon hot sauce
  • Vegetable oil for deep-frying

For the Comeback sauce:

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup oil
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • ¼ teaspoon hot sauce

Instructions

For the boudin balls:

  • If using store bought boudin, remove sausage from the casings.
  • Spread bread crumbs evenly in a shallow bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, salt, cayenne, and hot sauce.
  • Form the boudin into 1 ½ inch balls (a little smaller than a gold ball).
  • Pour enough oil into a large skillet (I prefer cast iron for frying) deep enough to immerse the balls halfway. Heat oil over medium high heat until it begins to shimmer.
  • Working in batches, roll balls in the egg mixture, followed by the bread crumbs. Make sure to coat them evenly. Place the balls in the hot oil, a few at a time, until they are light brown, about 3-5 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
  • Serve warm with a side of comeback sauce.

For the comeback sauce:

  • Combine comeback ingredients in a medium bowl. Mix with a wire whisk until well incorporated.
  • Store any remaining sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ball | Calories: 76kcal | Carbohydrates: 8.5g | Protein: 3.8g | Fat: 2.8g | Saturated Fat: 0.7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.4g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 430mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 0.4g | Vitamin A: 395IU | Vitamin C: 5.4mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.7mg