Gator Bites

1
Deborah Mackrodt

By
@DebiCooks

I'm originally from NY and now I live down south. I wasn't sure if I would like gator at all but its actually pretty good. You might not find the meat up north though. Oh and yes it does taste like chicken...lol. We usually go to a local wings place here that has gator bites served with honey mustard and i wanted to try making them at home. I found a recipe online and changed it by adding white cornmeal to the pancake flour. Was a big hit!

Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:

Ingredients

Add to Grocery List

  • 1 lb
    gator tail ( cut in 1 inch pieces )
  • ·
    buttermilk for soaking
  • 1 c
    pancake mix
  • 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 c
    white cornmeal flour
  • 1 c
    of yellow mustard
  • ·
    any kind of seasonling like creole or similar
  • ·
    oil for frying

How to Make Gator Bites

Step-by-Step

  1. After you cut the tail meat into bite size pieces soak them in buttermilk for 2 hrs or more.
  2. Drain meat and then add to a bowl. Sprinkle with your favorite seasoning. Cajun or creole.
  3. Add yellow mustard and toss to coat each piece of meat.
  4. In another bowl or bag ( i used a paper bag ) dump in your flours. shake to combine.
  5. Then add about 8- 10 pieces of meat to the bag at a time and shake to coat them with flour.
  6. Add the pieces to oil that has been heated to 375 and cook for 6 mins turning them at 3 mins. Do these in batches. I used a cast iron pan. Serve with your favorite honey mustard dressing. You could also do this with chicken to make nuggets if you cant find gator or do not like gator meat.

Printable Recipe Card

About Gator Bites

Course/Dish: Meat Appetizers
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




Show 9 Comments & Reviews

Cinco De Mayo Recipes To Get The Party Started

Cinco de Mayo Recipes to Get the Party Started

Kitchen Crew

It's fiesta time! Cinco de Mayo is a time to enjoy one of my favorite cuisine's - Mexican food. I'm having a few girlfriends over this Cinco de Mayo and...

Prepare For Memorial Day Weekend With Make-ahead Recipes

Prepare for Memorial Day Weekend With Make-Ahead Recipes

Kitchen Crew

Cookout season kicks off with Memorial Day weekend and I'm hosting the first bbq of the season. I've put together a menu that I think will be a memorable one....

21 Munchie Madness Recipes

21 Munchie Madness Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

64 games, 3 weeks, and it all comes down to this. You're going to need your nourishment to get you through these final games!