Kentucky Derby Dining: 8 Recipes That Are Race Day Essentials

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Don your hats and straighten your bow ties, because it is almost time for “the fastest two minutes in sports.” That’s right, it’s time for the Kentucky Derby, the first leg of the Triple Crown, and a sporting event steeped in tradition. Held every year on the first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs, this year the Derby falls on May 3. But just because you aren’t headed to Louisville doesn’t mean you can’t throw a Derby-themed bash. We’ve rounded up eight recipes that are party perfect for your day away from the races.

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1. Deviled Eggs

Paula Deen made these deviled eggs for a Food Network show covering some of her favorite Southern dishes. Delectable for the ease in which they come together and how they taste, deviled eggs are a must for your Derby Day menu.

Ingredients:

  • 7 large eggs, hard boiled and peeled
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • Salt and pepper, for taste
  • Paprika, for garnishing
  • Sweet gherkin pickles sliced, for garnishing
  • Pimentos, for garnishing

Directions: Halve 7 eggs lengthwise. Remove yolks and place in a small bowl. Mash yolks with a fork and stir in mayonnaise, pickle relish, and mustard. Add salt and pepper, to taste. Fill egg whites evenly with yolk mixture. Garnish with paprika, pickles, and pimentos. Store covered in refrigerator.

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