Alligator "Bites"

Pat Duran


My son brought this gator home from a friend a t work and asked me if I would cook it up for him..I can't say no to my son...
I deep fried it and it turned out delicious! It tastes a little like chicken and frog legs combined..very good flavor...the cajun/creole seasoning was so good on this...and the onion and garlic in the butter and canola oil fry was very tasty...hope you give this a try if you happen to come across a gator sometime...LOL


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15 Min
10 Min
Deep Fry


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  • 1 stick
  • 1/2 c
    canola oil
  • 4 clove
    garlic minced
  • 1 medium
    onion, diced
  • 1/2 c
    all purpose flour,or more
  • 1 tsp
    each salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    cajun/creole seasoning (everglade)
  • 1 lb
    alligator filet

How to Make Alligator "Bites"


  1. Use a heavy deep skillet, like a cast iron one. Place the stick of butter the onion,and garlic and cook until onions are translucent over medium/high heat.
  2. Cut alligator into bite-size pieces.Pound slightly with a meat tenderizer.
    Place the flour, and seasonings in a plastic bag. Add the alligator pieces and shake to coat evenly. Remove from bag and place on a paper plate. Heat the skillet and onions up and add the canola oil.
    When all the pieces are floured..add the pan is sizziling add the alligator to the pan -right on top of the onions. Fry for 3 minutes then turn over and fry for 4 more minutes until both sides are golden brown.
  3. When both sides are fried golden place on paper towel to drain... then place on plate and scatter the drained onion and scrapings over the gator.

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About Alligator "Bites"

Main Ingredient: Wild Game
Regional Style: Cajun/Creole
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy

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