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Mardi Gras Appetizers

Looking for Mardi Gras appetizers? Get easy to make Mardi Gras appetizer recipes. Taste of Home has appetizers for Mardi Gras including Mardi Gras wings, Mardi Gras shrimp recipes, and more Mardi Gras appetizers.

Coconut Fried Shrimp

Coconut Fried Shrimp

Coconut Fried Shrimp

These crisp and crunchy shrimp make a tempting appetizer or a fun change-of-pace main dish. The coconut coating adds a little sweetness...and the tangy orange marmalade and honey sauce is great for dipping. It's impossible to stop munching these once you start! -Ann Atchison, O'Fallon, Missouri

Texas Caviar

Texas Caviar

Texas Caviar

My neighbor gave me a container of this zippy, tangy salsa one Christmas and I had to have the recipe. I fix it regularly for potlucks and get-togethers and never have leftover. I take copies of the recipe with me whenever I take the salsa. —Kathy Faris, Lytle, Texas

Quick Fried Green Tomatoes

Quick Fried Green Tomatoes

Quick Fried Green Tomatoes

"My grandmother came up with her own version of fried green tomatoes years ago. Our family loves it," says Melanie Chism of Coker, Alabama. "It's a traditional taste of the South that anyone anywhere can enjoy!"
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Spicy Hush Puppies

Spicy Hush Puppies

Spicy Hush Puppies

These spicy hush puppies make a wonderful side dish to fish. They taste best when served warm.

Louisiana Crab Dip

Louisiana Crab Dip

Louisiana Crab Dip

When friends visit from other parts of the country, I treat them to a Cajun-style Christmas. This flavor-packed seafood dip gives them a delicious taste of the Bayou State.

Crab Cakes

Crab Cakes

Crab Cakes

"My family really likes crab cakes but always thought they had too much breading and not enough crab. So I experimented until I found the right light combination," says Kathy Buchanan of Hartsville, South Carolina. "This recipe is so good, you can serve it as an appetizer or a main dish."

Onion Blossoms

Onion Blossoms

Onion Blossoms

An Onion Blossoms—whole onions cut to resemble a flower and then deep-fried—were the talk of the town when served at a popular local festival in northwestern Louisiana. Steve Watkins of Liar's Pub in Bossier City shares his restaurants recipe—Jeanne Bennett, Minden, Louisiana

Oyster Cheese Appetizer Log

Oyster Cheese Appetizer Log

Oyster Cheese Appetizer Log

When you say "holiday tradition" around our house, this appetizer comes to mind immediately. Every winter, I make lots of cheese logs and freeze them for when I'm expecting company or need to take food to someone's home. The blend of smoked oysters, chili powder, nuts and cream cheese tastes good-even people who don't like oysters may enjoy this interesting appetizer.

Ham Pickle Pinwheels

Ham Pickle Pinwheels

Ham Pickle Pinwheels

My mom introduced me to these appetizers a number of years ago, and I've been making them for parties ever since. They're easy to make and are always well received by guests.&$151;Tall Pines Farm, Gloria Jarrett, Loveland, Ohio

Perfect Scalloped Oysters

Perfect Scalloped Oysters

Perfect Scalloped Oysters

My family— husband, children and grandchildren— all look forward to this easy seafood side dish. It's one I've made for well over 30 years.

Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip

Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip

Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip

"This tasty appetizer is similar to the version served in restaurants, but it has a fresh homemake flavor that keeps everyone dipping," remarks Cathy Carroll from Grayson, Louisiana. "It's a cheesy scrumptious snack that always results in recipe requests."
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