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Source for good quality andouille sausage

Postby Michael Patrick » Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:19 pm

I'm unable to find an authentic andouille sausage with any regularity here in Madison. Woodman's, of all places, was carrying a brand that was actually made in Louisiana, and was the real deal. But no more. I can only occasionally find some at Metcalfe's, but it's been some months. I was there last week and they had one brand that looked promising, until I saw potatoes listed as an ingredient. Fail...

So, where do y'all go to get real andouille sausage in Madison?
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Re: Source for good quality andouille sausage

Postby Stebben84 » Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:33 pm

You can call Jenny Street Market. I recall seeing it there before. There is also Knoche’s, but I don't know if they have it.

When I first saw the title, I was going to recommend Woodman's. They seem to have a really good sausage selection. The only place that carries Kielbasa un-smoked year round.
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Re: Source for good quality andouille sausage

Postby Henry Vilas » Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:38 pm

Jacobson's has their own andouille. No potato listed in the ingredients. I get mine at their University Ave. location inside of Brennan's.
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Re: Source for good quality andouille sausage

Postby Michael Patrick » Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:38 pm

Stebben84 wrote:You can call Jenny Street Market. I recall seeing it there before. There is also Knoche’s, but I don't know if they have it.

When I first saw the title, I was going to recommend Woodman's. They seem to have a really good sausage selection. The only place that carries Kielbasa un-smoked year round.


Last time I asked for it from Knoche's, they said yes and went in to the freezer in back and came out with a bag marked "Sysco." :oops:

I know they make their own brats, but not andouille...
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Re: Source for good quality andouille sausage

Postby Michael Patrick » Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:41 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:Jacobson's has their own andouille. No potato listed in the ingredients. I get mine at their University Ave. location inside of Brennan's.


I've tried it. It's not too bad, but the meat is ground too fine. Real andouille should have chunks in it. I've used it when I can't find anything else.

The Jacobson's smoked polish is real good. I buy that all the time.
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Re: Source for good quality andouille sausage

Postby O.J. » Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:42 pm

Stebben84 wrote:You can call Jenny Street Market. I recall seeing it there before. There is also Knoche’s, but I don't know if they have it.

When I first saw the title, I was going to recommend Woodman's. They seem to have a really good sausage selection. The only place that carries Kielbasa un-smoked year round.


Doesn't Bavaria Sausage carry fresh kielbasa year round, too?

I've never tried their andouille, but have heard good things about the place.

All else fails, call up Liliana's and ask the chef.
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Re: Source for good quality andouille sausage

Postby Michael Patrick » Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:50 pm

O.J. wrote: I've never tried their andouille, but have heard good things about the place.


Any stores that carry their stuff locally? Mauston is a bit far to go for dinner ingredients.
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Re: Source for good quality andouille sausage

Postby Stebben84 » Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:53 pm

O.J. wrote:Doesn't Bavaria Sausage carry fresh kielbasa year round, too?


Forgot about them.
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Re: Source for good quality andouille sausage

Postby Ducatista » Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:58 pm

I'd try Underground Butcher on Willy St.
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Re: Source for good quality andouille sausage

Postby O.J. » Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:05 pm

Ducatista wrote:I'd try Underground Butcher on Willy St.


I stopped in there on Sunday, no andouille.
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Re: Source for good quality andouille sausage

Postby Ducatista » Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:13 pm

OK, make that: I'd call Underground Butcher.
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Re: Source for good quality andouille sausage

Postby zelda » Tue Oct 22, 2013 4:45 pm

Try Conscious Carnivore in that little strip mall by Shorewood that has a Penzey's. I put some in Jambalaya and it was good but that's not the same as trying it on its own. Maybe call first as their offerings vary.
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Re: Source for good quality andouille sausage

Postby mifflander » Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:41 pm

I guess the Usinger brand andouille at Woodman's isn't what you're looking for. Maybe not the most authentic but at least it's local. Works for me when I feel like sausage and chicken in my jambalaya. But I admit I'm no an-doo-lee con-a-sewer.
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