Even if you aren't a lover of horse racing, you've at least heard of the Kentucky Derby. Held on the first Saturday in May, the most important horse racing event of the year keeps a lot of people on the edge of their seat and holding onto their oversized hats. And even though you may place a bet on any of the prized ponies vying for the title, you still may want to watch what has been billed as the most exciting two minutes in sports. It's also a perfect excuse to have a few friends over and try out some Kentucky Derby-themed recipes.
You're going to need to have something to eat while you're busy throwing back all of those mint juleps, and nothing is better with glass of bourbon than a bunch of delicious snacks inspired by some classic Southern faves — chicken and waffles, fried green tomatoes, and crab cakes just to name a few.
Try one (or all) of these yummy recipes for the guests at your Derby party this weekend. You and your friends will gladly gobble up all of the race day goodies. Just make sure you aren't so busy licking your fingers that you don't see who wins!