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Fat Tuesday Recipes You Need To Indulge In This Year

Let the good times roll.
02/28/2014 10:25am ET | Updated February 17, 2015

Fat Tuesday is upon us again, and no matter your affiliation, it's a great time to indulge in the fattiest fried foods you can get your hands on.

Depending on where you're from, the fried foods traditionally eaten on Fat Tuesday, or Mardi Gras, range from the sweet -- like doughnuts and King Cake -- to the savory -- like fried Po'Boys. In the UK, Fat Tuesday is Pancake Day, and in Poland, it's Paczki Day -- which refers to the jelly-filled doughnuts they eat. Of course for Americans, Mardi Gras is basically synonymous with New Orleans, which is home to some of the best fried foods in the country.

We take fried food very seriously, and whatever you eat the rest of the year, you should take it seriously too on Fat Tuesday. You're supposed to indulge, so why not really go for it? We've rounded up some of the fattiest Fat Tuesday recipes to help get you started.

Let the good times roll with these 17 fatty recipes.

1
Puffy Pillow Beignets
Lady and pups/Food52
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2
Fried Catfish Po' Boys With Spicy Remoulade Sauce
Girl Carnivore
3
Pork Boudin Balls
James Ransom/Food52
Get the Pork Boudin Balls recipe from inpatskitchen via Food52
4
Blue Cheese Lobster Beignets
Half Baked Harvest
Get the Blue Cheese Lobster Beignets recipe from Half Baked Harvest
5
King Caked Filled Two Ways
Lemon Sugar
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6
Easy Baked Creole Muffuletta Sandwich
Creole Contessa
7
Biscuit Beignets With Praline Sauce
Kevin & Amanda
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8
Bourbon Bread Pudding
Brown Eyed Baker
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9
Jalapeno Hush Puppies
A Spicy Perspective
10
Fried Shrimp Po' Boy With Jalapeno Lime Ailoi
Kitchen Belleicious
11
Mardi Gras Push Pops
Pint Sized Baker
12
Paczki (Polish Doughnuts)
Brown Eyed Baker
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13
Fried Oyster Po' Boy
From Away
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14
Moon Pies
Brown Eyed Baker
15
Mac And Cheese Fried Zucchini
Half Baked Harvest
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16
Banana Nut Pancakes
A Beautiful Mess
17
Beignets Tiramisu With Chocolate Ganache
Half Baked Harvest
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