Brandy is the author of the food blog, Nutmeg Nanny. In her spare time she enjoys developing recipes, baking and cooking. She is a small town girl who left the corn fields of Ohio for the scenic beauty of the Hudson Valley region of New ...
Mardi Gras eats get a makeover with these unexpected takes on the New Orleans classic
It's Mardi Gras time, and that means food, food and more food. If the traditional New Orleans muffuletta sandwich is one of your favorites, these fun new recipes will win you over.
Mardi Gras is one of my favorite holidays. I get to eat all the delicious food I want with zero regret. This year I decided I would take a more traditional route but add a little twist. These two simple dishes are perfect for your Mardi Gras party and sure to please your whole family.
First up, we have a baked mini muffuletta sandwich filled with ham, salami, provolone cheese and a special olive salad and Parmesan cheese dip.
Mini muffuletta sandwiches recipe
8 small buns
15 ounces olive salad
8 thin slices deli ham
8 thin slices hard salami
8 thin slices provolone cheese
Olive salad dip (recipe follows)
Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Lay out the bottoms and tops of the buns. Spread an equal amount of olive salad onto each half.
Add ham, salami and provolone cheese to the bottom half of each bun. Wrap each sandwich in foil.
Add the sandwiches to the oven, and bake for about 15 minutes, until warmed and the cheese has melted.
Serve warm with olive salad dip.
Olive salad dip recipe
Yields 1/2 cup
1/3 cup olive salad
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
2 – 3 tablespoons olive oil
To a bowl, add all the ingredients, and stir together. If the sauce is too thick, add more olive oil.
Next up, we have a delicious muffuletta dip. This gives you all the flavor of the muffuletta sandwich but in a fun dip form. I served it with a delicious Cajun cheese bread, but I think chips would make an equally amazing dipper.