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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 on Food52: 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


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