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What's Your Favorite Mardi Gras Inspired Dish?

What's Your Favorite Mardi Gras Inspired Dish?

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celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 9 years
gumbo! haha now i remembered that movie called forest gump where he had a black friend that knew everything about shrimp. great movie!
esk4 esk4 9 years
are you serious? I've been eating king cake all my life, and never chocked, just explain to the child not to swallow the whole damn thing in one bite
pinky8486 pinky8486 9 years
it does make me sad to see the baby's head sticking out of the sugars. I mean i understand the child choked but i mean they put a huge warning on the cakes. What particularly annoys me is all of this white icing business. Mackenzie's and other good king cake bakers NEVER used white icing and I hate the icing...it ruins the whole cake. It makes it more like a cinnamon roll. I dont know if non new orleanians can tell...we are very particular about our king cake down here.
MisterPinkNoTip MisterPinkNoTip 9 years
i miss mckenzie's king cake. but the tasty donuts version is pretty close. king cake is definitley my favorite food. not my favorite mardi gras food, but my favorite food. have y'all noticed how this year they haven't been putting the baby in the cake. it just comes in the bag/box and you have to hid it yourself? i heard this was cause someone choked on a baby and sued, but i'm not sure. does this kinda annoy anyone else?
esk4 esk4 9 years
I didn't get mine either... but my brother went down to "visit our family there" and said he ate some for me... jerk lol... but yeah when we were kids my mom used to get us little treats from Mckenzie's if we were good... good times I miss Lakeview lol
misstiffie misstiffie 9 years
I didn't get my King Cake this year *pout*
Marci Marci 9 years
esk4, I was laughing at your pronunciation peeves. Funny! I love jambalaya. And I like gumbo. Don't care for King Cake, though. What are Hurricanes?
pinky8486 pinky8486 9 years
my favorite mckenzie's item: their halloween cookie..the ones with chocolate icing and orange drizzled on top. i can't find those any where but they were so good! And I love the Galette des Rois, we always have both!
esk4 esk4 9 years
OMG I LOVE McKenzie's we used to get stuff from there all the time!
designergirl designergirl 9 years
My family always eats fried chicken from Popeye's at the parades too. I don't like king cake at all and prefer the french version galette des rois (which is served on the feast of the epiphany but has the same concept of hiding something in it and the person who gets it gets to be king for the day). Go Lousiana girls!
pinky8486 pinky8486 9 years
The best king cake came from McKenzie's. I'm pretty sure Tasty Donuts has their recipe now. Either way king cake is delicious. I personally love having an abita beer and a piece of popeyes chicken at 10 in the morning on st charles.
esk4 esk4 9 years
I still cringe everytime my boyfriends dad says crayfish... or when I hear people say Mardi Gras and pronouns the S so its like mardi grASS
onlybrowncarbs onlybrowncarbs 9 years
Yup, representin' LA, RCL! Haha you are right, that is a dead giveaway. People who say crayfish and prayleens make me giggle. At least "crawfish" was spelled correctly above...
RCLdesigngirl RCLdesigngirl 9 years
It's just one of those things that we say down here...if you call it "King's Cake" it's a dead giveaway that you're not a native....just like calling crawfish "crayfish" or pralines "pray-leens" (it's "praw-leens")...it just made me chuckle when I read it.
wiggle wiggle 9 years
I wish I had planned ahead when I went to the grocery store yesterday and bought the ingredients for some fun cajun dish.
ashleycakes ashleycakes 9 years
:drool: I LOVE crawfish etouffe, I haven't had it in so long, now I'm craving it, thanks a lot yum! _________________________ Cheese It!!
esk4 esk4 9 years
Nola Native, love my gumbo, and my red beans lol
kiddylnd kiddylnd 9 years
I live in Seattle, but my BF is from NOLA. We just got our King Cake via UPS from Haydel's yesterday. MMMMMMM..... BTW - I know it's KING Cake, but I have seen it on various sites as KingS Cake and the "scroll" that came with our cake from Haydel's says HISTORY OF THE KINGS CAKE. I haven't read it yet, but maybe it will say why it's listed as KINGS and KING?
RCLdesigngirl RCLdesigngirl 9 years
obc, louisiana girls in the house! yeah, I was going to say the same thing about the King Cake...it's not King's cake! LOL :rotfl:
bugness bugness 9 years
You forgot red beans and rice... mmm -Bug
onlybrowncarbs onlybrowncarbs 9 years
Love 'em all; I'm a Louisiana girl born and bred. HAPPY MARDI GRAS! Oh, and it's KING cake (no "'s"). Other than King Cake, all of the dishes are year-round favorites, not just for during Mardi Gras season. Better run out and go get some King Cake today while I still can...
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