Monday, February 17, 2014

Cajun Mardi Gras Menu

It's that time of year again for that wonderful big party called Mardi Gras. Elaborate balls, fun parades, king cake parties, and decadent food are all the norm right now. I love everything about Mardi Gras, but especially the food, and I like to have friends and family over for a casual buffet to celebrate the Carnival season. Here are a few of my family's favorite Mardi Gras eats that I will be serving my guests.Happy Mardi Gras!

Nanny's Creole Crab Cakes 

1 lb. lump crab meat, picked over
3 tbs.'s mayo
1 tsp. Creole mustard
1 large egg, beaten
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
Few drops of Tabasco
2 tsp.'s Creole seasoning
1/2 sleeve of saltine crackers, crushed

2 green onions, sliced thin

1/2 cup bread crumbs
Butter for frying

Combine all ingredients, except crab meat, in large bowl. Fold in crab meat and toss gently, until blended. Shape into cakes, roll in breadcrumbs, and fry in butter, in a cast iron skillet, until browned. Makes 6 Divine!

(click on title to view recipe)

Seafood Gumbo

Mardi Gras Jambalaya

Fried Catfish Bites

Crab and Shrimp Enchiladas

Creole Stuffed Mushrooms

Muffaletta Poboys

And for my Mardi Gras desserts, click here.

Click here for a schedule of Mardi Gras events in Lafayette and Acadiana.

And here for a schedule of Mardi Gras events in New Orleans.

Hope you all have a wonderful week! Merci beaucoup for passing by!


Erika said...

Hi, I think your crab cake recipe looks really good, but I have a question. How much crab should you plan on using when you make them?

Cloudia said...

Let those great times roll!

ALOHA from Honolulu
Comfort Spiral
=^..^= <3

Kittie Howard said...

It all looks too delicious for words . . . but more gumbo, please. I think I'm addicted to that stuff . . . ahhh, what a way to go, burp!

Are you familiar with The Cabin, a restaurant near Darrow in Ascension Parish? Their gumbo is like soup. Wondered why but didn't put 2 and 2 together until we stopped in Charleston on our way back. Gumbo there is also like soup. Come to find out, one of the planters who owned Houmas House was from South Carolina, with his slaves bringing the Low Country cooking. The Cabin itself is three slave cabins linked together with amazing displays that lead into the 60s.

First load of stuff goes to NC this Wed. Whoof! I'm tired!

Diane Jordan said...

Hi lovely lady.
Some of your recipes I have done at my parties so good we love Cajun Food. I wish you had a button so I could put it on my sidebar.
God Bless.

Linda Starr said...

I was looking for a good recipe for crab cakes.

Big Dude said...

They all look so good, it makes me want to head for LA - I especially like the crab cakes.

Eddie Bluelights said...

A few close friends and I are really drooling over these dishes and would just love to see all the fun at the Mardi Gras, particularly in New Orleans. Seen a few of the videos and marvel at how you all let your hair down and enjoy yourselves. Makes us Brits look reel 'stuffy' in comparison. Must be in the genes.
Guess what? It's actually stopped raining here!!

Ann said...

ok..i need a huge towel to wipe the drool off my face!!
i don't know which of these recipes to make first...
thanks so much for sharing!!!

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Carole said...

Fab food. I have never been to a Mardi Gras. Cheers from Carole's Chatter

Michelle Meche said...

I think I hurt myself just reading this post! Mardi Gras sure snuck up on me this year.

Thank you for sharing your fantastic recipes, Marguerite.

Happy Mardi Gras!

Pam said...

Woo hoo! That has to be a blast! And the food is incredible! Poboys!!!

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Scarlett @Scarletts Excellent Adventures said...

Coming over from See Ya in the Gumbo. These all look fabulous! I love crab cakes, and these look absolutely delicious! I will also have to check out your desserts.