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11 Recipes for Derby Day

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With the Kentucky Derby right around the corner, we've got bourbon and heavy duty snacks on the brain -- anything that can sustain us for a full day of bets and wide-brimmed hats. The race itself may only last a few minutes, but you'll work up an appetite cheering, and plus -- these treats are worth sticking around for.

More: Check out our Southern Entertaining collection for all things Derby Day.

Brandade Croquettes by lastnightsdinner

 

Homemade Alcoholic Ginger Beer by Catherine Lamb

 

Michael Ruhlman's Rosemary-Brined, Buttermilk Fried Chicken by Genius Recipes

 

Spicy Shrimp by Helen 

 

Parker & Otis' Pimento Cheese (+ Grilled Sandwiches with Bacon and Tomato) by Genius Recipes

 

Mint Julep by Erik Lombardo 

 

Sugar Steak with Bourbon by Amanda Hesser 

 

Hot Dogs with Fake Sauerkraut Relish by QueenSashy

 

Cheese Biscuits by Merrill Stubbs 

 

Edna Lewis & Scott Peacock's Shrimp Grits by Genius Recipes 

 

Kentucky Hot Toddy by Table9

 

Tags: kentucky derby, party menu, mint julep, snacks

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about 1 year ago Marcella Ubben Candelaria

Where is the burgoo?

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about 1 year ago @SamuelMoore

Or Derby Pie!

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about 1 year ago Britt Sondreal-McLaughlin

Another classic!

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about 1 year ago @SamuelMoore

What is wrong with me, I'm "trolling" an incredible food blog! Ha!

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about 1 year ago Britt Sondreal-McLaughlin

I'd also love to see a recipe for the traditional Louisville Benedictine dip from Food52! My husband adores it, but we can't find it anywhere up here in NYC.

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about 1 year ago Amy Heidel

Try the Wall Street Cheat Sheet. I think they had a recipe on there site yesterday.

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about 1 year ago Britt Sondreal-McLaughlin

Thanks Amy! I'll check it out. I'm a little gunshy b/c I tried to make it 2 yrs ago with a recipe I found online, and it ended up more like cucumber soup than dip... but WSJ seems like a trustworthy source, so I'll give it a go. ;)

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about 1 year ago Britt Sondreal-McLaughlin

Found it! Thank you! http://wallstcheatsheet...

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about 1 year ago Amy Heidel

Glad you found it. Hope it works for you. Sorry about my choice of "there" for "their." Bad day!

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about 1 year ago Cheezgal

I completely agree Sam. What is up with that?!?

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about 1 year ago @SamuelMoore

No KY Hot Brown?