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andouille

Pronunciation: [an-DOO-ee; ahn-DWEE; ahn-dwee-YET]

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A spicy, heavily smoked sausage made from pork chitterlings and tripe. French in origin, andouille is a specialty of cajun cooking. It's traditionally used in specialties like jambalaya and gumbo, and makes a spicy addition to any dish that would use smoked sausage. Andouille is also good served cold as an hors d'oeuvre. Andouillette — andouille — is a specialty of Normandy. It is sold cooked but not usually smoked. This sausage is traditionally slashed and grilled or fried.