Serious Entertaining

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Serious Entertaining: 20 New Orleans Recipes for Mardi Gras

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Celebrate Fat Tuesday in style with these New Orleans-inspired foods. From muffulettas to po' boys and all the seafood in between, we've got your Mardi Gras party food covered. As for drinks? See our collection of 12 Mardis Gras cocktails to make at home!

Po' Boys and Sandwiches

[Photograph: Maria Del Mar Sacasa]

Gumbo and Jambalaya

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[Photograph: Yvonne Ruperti]

More Seafood!

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[Photograph: Carrie Vasios-Mullins]

Other Snacks

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[Photograph: Joshua Bousel]

Desserts!

[Photograph: Maria Del Mar Sacasa]

About the author: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt is the Chief Creative Officer of Serious Eats where he likes to explore the science of home cooking in his weekly column The Food Lab. You can follow him at @thefoodlab on Twitter, or at The Food Lab on Facebook.

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