alligator "bites"

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Pat Duran
from Las Vegas, NV

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

serves 3-4
prep time 15 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Deep Fry

Ingredients For alligator "bites"

  • 1 stick
    butter
  • 1/2 c
    canola oil
  • 4 clove
    garlic minced
  • 1 md
    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
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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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