Pancakes and Louisiana


This past week, I was on the road working on a freelance project. And while the job involved two of my favorite things—Texas and food—it prevented me from spending any time in the kitchen cooking.

Now, it’s just occurred to me that it’s the final few days before Lent, a time when some are going to indulge in lots of Louisiana dishes to celebrate Mardi Gras, or pancakes to celebrate Shrove Tuesday.

As I’ve said in the past, I come from a long line of pancake eaters. But I do have some homesick Cajun friends here in New York, so I’ve been known to indulge in the occasional bowl or two of gumbo before Ash Wednesday as well. And since I didn’t an opportunity to cook this week, I thought I’d share with you some of my favorite pancake and Louisiana-style recipes from others and myself instead.

Happy cooking!

Recipes from Homesick Texan:

Gingerbread pancakes
Grandpa’s special pancakes
Uncle Austin’s Mexican pancakes with coconut
Apple Dutch baby with green chiles

Louisiana-style dishes
Barbecue shrimp
Chicken and sausage gumbo
Red beans and rice
Lessons learned from my first crawfish boil


And recipes from my friends around the web:

Brown butter winter citrus pancakes from Joy the Baker
Chocolate pecan pancakes from Sweet Life Bakes
Lemon buttermilk pancakes from The Perfect Pantry
Perfect pancakes from Lotte + Doof

Louisiana-style dishes
Cajun shrimp boil from Ezra Pound Cake
Cheddar and chive beignets from Evil Shenanigans
Chicken and sausage jambalaya from Confections of a Foodie Bride
Shrimp and lobster etouffee from Lisa is Cooking
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