Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday and refers to the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season, which begins on Ash Wednesday. This year Fat Tuesday falls on March 4th and the parades have already kicked off in our area so I thought it would be nice to do a roundup of Mardi Gras inspired dishes.
1) Fried Green Tomatoes and Shrimp with Spicy Remoulade
This scrumptious Fried Green Tomatoes and Shrimp with Spicy Remoulade dish from Foodista is perfect for Fat Tuesday or any day of the week. It makes a gorgeous appetizer if you’re entertaining for the holiday.
2) Chocolate Ganache King Cake Rolls
These Chocolate Ganache King Cake Rolls from Momma Hen’s Kitchen are a unique and delicious take on a king cake and they’re sure to be a hit with everyone who is lucky enough to try one.
3) Chicken Jambalaya
Chicken Jambalaya is packed with protein, fiber and taste and this recipe from Laloosh is also guilt free! This New Orleans favorite is even super easy to make.
4) Mardi Gras Cupcakes
These Mardi Gras Cupcakes from Baking Bites make a great alternative to a king cake if you’d prefer individual treats that are just as festive but that will take a little less time in the kitchen.
5) Bananas Foster French Toast
OhMyGosh this Bananas Foster French Toast from Sweat Pea’s Kitchen looks absolutely sinful and I can’t wait to try this popular New Orleans brunch dish!
6) King Cake
A traditional King Cake like this one from Bunny Cooks is a Mardi Gras staple and is sure to please everyone at your house or celebration.
7) Traditional Hurricane
These Hurricanes from Babble can be made the traditional way or without alcohol and are a fabulous way to get in a festive mood for Mardi Gras!
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