11 Recipes for Your Own Derby Party

May  1, 2015

Break out those wide-brimmed hats and formal blazers—the Kentucky Derby is back for its 141st run. In store will be lots of people enjoying the outdoors, soaking up sunshine, and eating Southern-inspired food. The Derby site is so kind as to provide a list of recipes for those throwing a party at home, and we’re here to offer our own renditions. So weave your rose garland, play “My Old Kentucky Home” on high, and let these 11 recipes bring the Derby party to you:

Rick's Picks Bloody Mary Mix by Rick Field

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Mint Iced Tea by Merrill Stubbs


Buttermilk Fried Chicken by Ashley Rodriguez


Brigit Binns' Crab Cakes by Kristen Miglore


Bloody Good Steak by connoisseur


New England Lobster Rolls with Lemon Chive Mayonnaise by Sonali aka the Foodie Physician


Farmhouse Ham with a Honey, Fennel, and Mustard Glaze (in a Crockpot) by thirschfeld


Sean Brock’s Southern Grits by Kenzi Wilbur


A Pot of Black-Eyed Peas by Cookie and Kate


Alice's Chocolate Pudding by Alice Medrich


Apostle's Fingers (Lemon and Ricotta Filled Crêpes) by Emiko

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Jaime Brockway

Written by: Jaime Brockway

Polenta, mac and cheese, farmers' market breakfasts, smoky food & drink. These are a few of my favorite things. I was an editorial intern @Food52 in 2015!