The Tuesday before Ash Wednesday is commonly known as Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday and Paczki Day!

So exactly what is a Paczki??? It's a deep-fried piece of dough originally shaped into flattened spheres and filled with a fruit jam. Paczki are usually covered with a glazed icing, powdered sugar or bits of orange zest.

In Poland, the tradition for making paczki was to use up all of the lard, sugar, eggs and fruit in the house before the start of Lent.

So what is the difference between a paczki and a donut? Watch the video and find out.

Okay, and now for the REAL answer, lol!