'Fat Tuesday' on Serious Eats

20 Fried Food Recipes for Fat Tuesday

With Fat Tuesday approaching, there's never been a better time to indulge in some fried, fatty foods. Whether sweet, savory, spicy, gooey—there's something about that crunchy exterior that has us loving all things fried. Here are 20 recipes that will have you wishing Fat Tuesday was every Tuesday. Fried chicken, fried pickles, fried cupcakes, and more. More

Serious Entertaining: A Cocktail Party for Carnival

Because one day of partying isn't enough, Rio Carnival 2011 will stretch from Saturday, March 5 to (Fat) Tuesday, March 8. The highlights of Brazilian carnival are parades with elaborate costumes and even more elaborate floats, all heralded by live music and dancing. Because revelers are so busy having fun, they'll often eat from street vendors throughout the day rather than sit down to one long meal. If, like me, you can't make it to Rio this year, you can still recreate the food and fun with this Carnival Cocktail Party. More

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