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Deep Fried Red Beans, Rice and Sausage Balls

Here in Louisiana we love our red beans and rice with sausage! Susie Kelly has raised the bar with this recipe! With this mixture, deep fry it all together, and serve with a Creole Style dipping sauce! Russell Kelly says, no matter how many they make, there never is any left!

Deep Fried Red Beans, Rice and Sausage Balls Recipe


  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1 cup of red beans, cooked until creamy, (or 1 cup of of already prepared canned Blue Runner cream style red beans)
  • 4 thinly sliced green onions
  • 4 Tablespoons finely chopped sausage, tasso or ham
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons dried breadcrumbs in all
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce - your choice
  • 2 eggs in all
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • oil for deep frying

Creole Dipping Sauce:

  • 1 part Mayonnaise
  • 1 part Creole mustard


  1. Mix together rice, red beans, onions sausage, tasso or ham, and 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs. Sprinkle on hot sauce, then stir in one egg to form a tight batter.
  2. Whisk milk and remaining egg to make an egg wash.
  3. Form small balls from red beans, rice, sausage, OR tasso, OR ham mixture. Roll in flour, then coat with egg wash and roll in the remaining breadcrumbs.
  4. Heat oil to 360 degrees F and fry until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and serve immediately with Creole Dipping Sauce, or your favorite dipping sauce.
  5. Creole Dipping Sauce: Mix one part mayonnaise to one part Creole Mustard, and serve with the red beans and rice balls.

Recipe and Photo courtesy of Susie Kelly. Used with permission.

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