The Best Recipes from Louisiana
We found the best Louisiana recipes, all shared by local home cooks. In this collection, you’ll find flavors and dishes—like Creole, Cajun and Southern fare—that made the Pelican State famous.
These sweet, square and holeless French doughnuts are known as beignets. NOLA’s traditional breakfast always includes a few of these powdered sugar delicacies. These are one of my favorite New Orleans-inspired recipes. —Beth Dawson, Jackson, Louisiana
This Louisiana recipe is more than 100 years old and is thought to be the oldest cocktail recipe in the US. With rye, bitters and a splash of absinthe, this recipe is meant to be savored before letting the good times roll! —Susan Bronson, Rhinelander, Wisconsin
New Orleans is famous for its Mardi Gras carnival, with days of parades and celebrations with plenty of food and drink. The most legendary Mardi Gras recipe in New Orleans? It’s easily the hurricane drink. —Ceara Milligan, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
We got married in New Orleans and this is a brunch item we had while we were there. This brings back fond memories. —Leigh Ann Chatagnier, Houston, Texas