Excerpted from the post originally appearing on the Virginia-Highland Civic Association website on January 16, 2013 :
Many people do not know that the term Mardi Gras actually means “Fat Tuesday.” Fat Tuesday is the last day of the Carnival season that begins January 6th which is the twelfth day after Christmas, (yes, like in the song). Fat Tuesday is the last opportunity to celebrate before Lent which begins on Ash Wednesday. This pre-Lenten carnival has Roman Catholic origins and is celebrated in New Orleans, as well as Brazil, France, Germany and…Atlanta!
- 1 hoagie roll
- 2 links of Andouille sausage
- 2 tablespoons Creole mayonnaise*
- ½ cup coleslaw