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Turn your home into a Mardi Gras party with these recipes for spicy fried chicken and more

Fat Tuesday marks the end of carnival season and what better way to celebrate than with food and drinks from the Big Easy? Here, Tory McPhail, the executive chef of the world famous Commander's Palace restaurant in New Orleans, is sharing some delicious twists on traditional Cajun and Creole recipes, including a spicy fried chicken seasoned with crawfish boil spices, strawberry beignets and an old fashioned cocktail.
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Fat Tuesday marks the end of carnival season and what better way to celebrate than with food and drinks from the Big Easy? Here, Tory McPhail, the executive chef of the world famous Commander's Palace restaurant in New Orleans, is sharing some delicious twists on traditional Cajun and Creole recipes, including a spicy fried chicken seasoned with crawfish boil spices, strawberry beignets and an old fashioned cocktail.

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"Crawfish Boil" Fried Chicken
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Strawberry Beignets
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El Guapo Old Fashioned

This article was originally published Feb. 17, 2015 at 10:44 a.m. ET.