Andouille sausage is a classical Louisiana smoked sausage which is used in meals like gumbo or jambalaya. The regional cooking style known as Cajun employs many hot spices and vegetables and is famous for its original sausages: Andouille, Boudain, Chaurice (local version of Spanish chorizo) or Tasso (smoked butt).
Have you ever made oatmeal and as it cools it sets firm and you can slice it with a knife. Well this is the concept used here but you simmer it for several hours with meat , onions and spices. Then you cool it, slice it into patties, and fry it . It is great by itself or with eggs for breakfast or with a salad for lunch or dinner.
A good jitrnice should be meaty and not feel like a paste so don’t be too liberal with the bread. The trick to the jitrnice is cooking it slowly and cautiously. The lining which is made from the pig’s intestines, is fragile and prone to bursting, therefore a low heat should be used to cook the sausage through and scorch the skin nicely.
These spicy North African sausages are popular in Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia, where they’re served plain, with couscous, in sandwiches, with eggs or stuffed into pastries. They can be made from lamb mince, beef mince, or a mixture of the two.
Although of Tunisian and Algerian origin, spicy merguez sausages are quite popular in Morocco. Some butchers boast their own signature merguez spice blend, while others prepare the sausages with a commercial mix instead. Here is a traditional merguez blend recipe
This sausage is pork, with noodle as the meat stretcher and mushroom as the flavouring. This sausage really needs a helping of fat to blend it, hence the addition of pork back fat.