how to make andouille sausage
Learn how to make andouille sausage from scratch — it’s easier than you think!

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to make andouille sausage from scratch, there’s no time like the present. Mississippi chef Brad McDonald takes on the American South in his new book, Deep South. With time-tested recipes and modern spins on Southern favorites alongside stories, history, profiles and more, this is a superb volume that goes well beyond fried chicken and banana pudding. 

Not to be confused with the French sausage of the same name, this is a building block of Creole cuisine. It is traditionally made with pork shoulder, but I prefer the higher fat content of belly, which helps carry the flavors further, as well as maintaining moisture in the final product. It’s a straightforward sausage to make, as long as you follow the steps properly, keeping the cold chain intact throughout the process.

Reprinted with permission from Deep South