10 Drool-Worthy Mardi Gras Recipes
Whether or not you practice Lenten traditions in your household, there’s a good chance you’ve partaken in the Mardi Gras celebrations that encourage one last indulgence before the ritual fasting of Lent begins. A holiday completely dedicated to fattening oneself up on the rich bounty of traditionally Southern fare? I, for one, am completely on board.
This Fat Tuesday, I’ve got my eye on 10 traditional – and not so traditional – recipes from the interwebs that are sure to make the very most of Mardi Gras’ gluttonous intentions.
- This highly-rated Muffuletta Sandwich is chock-full of meats, cheeses, veggies and a traditional olive salad that has my mouth watering – via Food Network
- Can’t decide between gumbo and jambalaya? You don’t have to with this Gumbo-laya hybrid – via The Cozy Apron
- I can’t even begin to put into words how these insanely decadent Cheesy Cajun Fries with Grilled Corn, Guacamole, Bacon and Fried Eggs (pictured above) make me feel (but in a word: ravenous!) – via Half Baked Harvest
- I love me a fried oyster, but I’m especially intrigued by these vegan Oyster Mushroom Po’ Boys paired with a simple garlic aioli and soft French roll – via Chow Vegan
- Though traditionally prepared with crawfish, this Shrimp Etouffee pairs accessible shellfish with classic creole flavors and a rich roux – via Closet Cooking
- These Bananas Foster Baby Cakes have all the flavor of New Orleans’ Brennans restaurant (where Bananas Foster was invented!) in one delectable bite – via Dessert for Two
- It doesn’t get much more festive than this Mardi Gras King’s Cake featuring a praline center and the requisite colored sugar topping (pictured above) – via Kitchen Belleicious
- There’s no disguising these Mardi Gras Mask Cookies are as darling as they are delicious – via Treat Petite
- Fried dough, powdered sugar and a rich (vegan!) chocolate filling? These Chocolate-Stuffed Vegan Beignets are everything Mardi Gras should be – via the Anthropologie Blog
- The name of these Slap ‘Yo Mama Good Praline Cookies says it all – and the browned butter element doesn’t hurt one bit – via The Girl Who Ate Everything
About Emily Stoffel
Emily Stoffel lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, Chris, and their three bikes. In addition to attempted kitchen wizardry, her passions include marketing, sustainable living, chatting with Mama and planning elaborate vacations that sometimes work out. Follow Emily’s twice-weekly (ish) adventures in food, love and life at www.thepigandquill.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/ThePigandQuill and on Twitter: @ThePigandQuill.
Top image courtesy of The Cozy Apron