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10 Mardi Gras recipes from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen

March 6, 2011 | 10:56 am

 

Beignets

It's time for Mardi Gras -- or Fat Tuesday -- a.k.a. an all-day pass to eating, drinking and all-around celebrating before Lent.

It's also known as Pancake Day, a nod to the tradition of making use of ingredients such as sugar and eggs before the fasting begins. We've collected some of our favorite L.A. Times Test Kitchen recipes celebrating this raucous holiday.

Laissez les bons temps rouler!

How about we celebrate with some beignets, gumbo and more? Here are 10 Mardi Gras recipes from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen.

--Rene Lynch
Twitter / renelynch

Photo: Damon Winter / Los Angeles Times

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