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    15 New Orleans-Inspired Foods To Eat On Mardi Gras

    Because nothing says Fat Tuesday better than creole food.

    1. This three meat and okra gumbo.

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    Not one, but three kinds of animals in one meal. Recipe here.

    2. These beignets. Always beignets.

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    Excuse me while I eat them all. Here's the recipe.

    3. This colorful crawfish etouffee.

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    Will somebody make me this please? Recipe here.

    4. These alligator sausage sliders with roasted red pepper remoulade.

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    Alligator: the other white meat. Recipe here.

    5. This Cajun shrimp with smoked gouda grits.

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    You had me at gouda. Get the recipe.

    6. This salted caramel king cake.

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    It's almost too pretty to eat. Get the recipe.

    7. These red beans and rice burgers.

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    Because everything's better as a burger. Get the recipe.

    8. This skillet jambalaya dip.

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    So much cheese. Get the recipe here.

    9. This muffaletta sandwich, in pizza form.

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    If it can be a pizza, it should be a pizza. Recipe here.

    10. A grilled Cajun shrimp po' boy.

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    Healthier than a fried po' boy. Get the recipe here.

    11. This spicy Cajun fried cauliflower with Louisiana remoulade.

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    Because maybe you don't eat shellfish. Get the recipe.

    12. This Louisiana bread pudding.

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    It's basically bananas foster in a bread pudding. Here's the recipe.

    13. Enough Cajun crawfish boil for 40 people.

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    Have your own Mardi Gras party. Recipe here, complete with information on ordering crawfish.

    14. This New Orleans French toast.

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    Did I mention there's brandy? Here's the recipe.

    15. This chicken and sausage jambalaya.

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    How cute are these personal-sized skillets? Get the recipe.