Hank’s Oyster Po’ Boy, above. Crispy crunchy fried oysters sit pretty in a brioche bun with a tangy, horseradish-spiked coleslaw.
Red Beans and Rice. This recipe comes together in about 40 minutes (compared to a few hours for others!) but doesn’t sacrifice on flavor.
Andouille, Chicken, Red Bean and Rice Pilaf. For a different take on the red beans and rice duo, try this version that’s pumped up with smoky andouille sausage and shredded chicken.
Bastille Savory Beignets. These fritters are crisp on the outside and airy within. Feel free to swap out other seafood for the crawfish meat — shrimp, calamari or crabmeat would be nice — or use vegetables (such as carrots, cauliflower or broccoli) instead.
For a sweet, beignet-like treat, go for these honey-glazed Bumuelos.
If you have time, a king cake makes a worthy sweet (we’re partial to this King Babka Cake mash-up). But if you’re more the liquid dessert type, then try the Night Tripper (pictured above). It’s like a king cake in drinkable form, with a nice kick from bourbon.
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