Corn and Prawn Fritters

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Regina Charboneau


Part hushpuppy, part delicate appetizer, these fritters scream Southern cuisine any way you fry them. View recipe here .
When the Stakes are High, Eat Southern
On Derby day, a Southern menu to bring racetrack excitement into the kitchen.

Lion's Tail

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From Ted "Dr. Cocktail" Haigh's Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails , this classic cocktail showcases bourbon. You can also click to the end of this slide show for a recipe for the Mint Julep, the official Derby drink. View recipe here .
When the Stakes are High, Eat Southern
On Derby day, a Southern menu to bring racetrack excitement into the kitchen.
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Southern Fried Chicken

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Nobody could choose a bucket of KFC over this authentic recipe from the owner of a Southern bed and breakfast. View recipe here .


When the Stakes are High, Eat Southern
On Derby day, a Southern menu to bring racetrack excitement into the kitchen.

Red Beans and Rice

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A staple of traditional Southern cooking, this Mississippi version is hearty and smoky. View recipe here .
When the Stakes are High, Eat Southern
On Derby day, a Southern menu to bring racetrack excitement into the kitchen.

Seared Salmon with Bacon-Molasses Vinaigrette

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Regina Charboneau


After living in Alaska and trying salmon in countless other varieties, Regina Charboneau developed this recipe for salmon with a Southern accent. View recipe here .
When the Stakes are High, Eat Southern
On Derby day, a Southern menu to bring racetrack excitement into the kitchen.

Braised Catfish with Tomato Coulis

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Regina Charboneau


Another one from Mississippi, this catfish dish pairs especially well with homemade tomato sauce. View recipe here .
When the Stakes are High, Eat Southern
On Derby day, a Southern menu to bring racetrack excitement into the kitchen.

Baked Muffallettas

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Regina Charboneau


Invented in the 1920s at Salvatore Lupo's Central Grocery, this sandwich is a French Quarter favorite. View recipe here .
When the Stakes are High, Eat Southern
On Derby day, a Southern menu to bring racetrack excitement into the kitchen.

Chocolatey Rum Bread Pudding

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Bread pudding is classic Kentucky, even though this recipe was inspired by a version at Little Fountain Café in D.C. View recipe here .
When the Stakes are High, Eat Southern
On Derby day, a Southern menu to bring racetrack excitement into the kitchen.
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Mint Julep

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This cocktail is arguably the quintessential beverage of the Kentucky Derby. It's an uncomplicated mix featuring bourbon and only a handful of other ingredients. View recipe here .


When the Stakes are High, Eat Southern
On Derby day, a Southern menu to bring racetrack excitement into the kitchen.