7 delicious ways to celebrate Mardi Gras at home
Of course, not everyone can make it down to New Orleans for Mardi Gras -- but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy the great flavors and traditions of Fat Tuesday.
Below, check out six ways to throw a Mardi Gras party in your own kitchen tonight!
Muffaletta Pinwheel Steaks and Roasted BroccoliWhat better way to celebrate Mardi Gras than with a New Orelans-style twist on a recipe our viewers love?! And speaking of Muffalletta...
Muffalletta SaladThis drool-worthy recipe is as healthy as it is delicious, combining great flavors like olives, celery, salami ham and provolone, just to name a few. If anything, it'll make Mardi Gras feel less, well, Gras.
Sucre King CakeYou can't have a Mardi Gras feast without a King Cake, and it's hard to find a better one than this sugary, colorful confection of deliciousness from Matthew McConaughey's better half, Camila Alves.
Orange-Sugar Fried BeignetsLeave it to our girl Sunny Anderson to come up with a recipe as cool as this, which takes a tube of buttermilk biscuits (aka your fake-out) and turns it into an instant classic.
Fat Tuesday ChiliAlthough Rach made this especially for Mardi Gras, you can really make it any day of the year. Seriously, with a mouth-watering combination of beef, celery, bell pepper and onions (among other flavors), you'll probably be making seconds on Wednesday.
Italian Fat Tuesday Lasagna
John Besh's Grandmother's Fried ChickenIf you want a traditional Southern meal from a New Orleans legend, look no further than John Besh's Fried Chicken, which comes straight from his own grandmother. With a taste this good, it's no wonder the Besh family has been making it for decades.
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