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Candidate for Customization: Andouille Sausage

Posted by Papa Cantella's on Mar 21, 2018 9:09:00 AM



Andouille is a sausage with personality. It’s bold, it’s savory, and it’s usually pretty spicy. At Papa Cantella’s, our andouille sausage comes both fresh and fully-cooked…when you bite into it, you feel like you’re at Mardi Gras!

We’ve already made the perfect andouille sausage for your restaurant, but you might also be interested in customizing your andouille for one reason or another. Most commonly, people request customized andouille to…

  • Better match the overall flavor profile of a restaurant
  • Amp up one or more specific flavors, usually spicy heat
  • Have a different size/shape sausage for a unique application

And we’re always happy to oblige! Custom sausage requests are something we’re no stranger to here at Papa C’s. We make it fresh, we make it premium, and we always make it how you want it.


What is Andouille Sausage?

Andouille has long been a mainstay of the Cajun cuisine tradition, itself a mashup of French and Creole cooking. (Creole, in turn, represents a staggering array of cuisine styles ranging from German to West African to Spanish, and more.)

Andouille sausage today is typically made from pork, specifically pork butt. But it doesn’t have to be! At Papa Cantella’s, we put a unique twist on one of our andouille lines by making it with chicken, although we also sell lots of pork andouille, too. Traditional andouille is smoked, making it intentionally a bit drier than other sausages, and infused with strong flavors like garlic, pepper, paprika, file, cumin, and more.


How Can Andouille be Customized?

Great question! All sausage, actually, is just a canvas for your imagination. Andouille is a very forgiving sausage, and because its flavors are already so bold, you don’t have to worry about putting “too much” of anything in. Andouille is usually sold in pre-smoked “links,” but it doesn’t have to be if that’s not what your application demands.

A lot of restauranteurs come to us looking for extra-spicy andouille because their clientele has strong heat tolerances. Others ask for large, fresh andouille links to use in a recipe that calls for poaching, not smoked sausage slices. Sometimes health-conscious chefs come to us looking to lighten up a menu mainstay, which is how our Smoked Chicken Andouille sausage was born.

Papa Cantella’s for Customized Sausage
When you need something special, you need to reach out to the team at Papa C’s. We’ve worked with hundreds of chefs and restaurants to create totally unique sausages that complement their menus, work within their dishes, and delight their customers. Sausage is already a special ingredient…why not make it yours?


For more information about exactly how you can customize our sausages to suit your needs, reach out to the crew at Papa Cantella’s today. We’re happy to talk to you about your options and get you well on your way to a taste test.

Topics: Sausage, Custom Sausage, Seasonings