Mardi gras recipes: reimagined versions of the Big Easy’s classic cuisine
Coming this year on Feb. 28, Mardi Gras, the famed Bacchanalian festival cherished by New Orleanians, is the perfect occasion for a winter celebration. Fat Tuesday, as it’s known in English, marks the last night of abandon before Ash Wednesday and the austere Lent season. Mardi Gras celebrations are known for being excessively indulgent. But if you’re of the healthier persuasion, fear not: these slimmed-down, crowd-friendly versions of classic New Orleans eats play up the signature flavors while slashing sugar, fat, and calories—so you can have your King Cake and eat it too.