Two Ways to Fry Alligator

One of the first things we did when we got home from our Florida gator hunt was to throw some nuggets in the fryer. We were told that was the way to cook alligator and it was pretty good-the texture is chewy kind of like calamari but meatier.

Fish Fry Alligator

1 lb Alligator
1 c Milk
1/4 tsp Garlic powder
Seasoned fish fry, I used Tony’s
Vegetable oil
Salt & Pepper

Mix milk and garlic powder, and a dash of salt and pepper. Add alligator and marinate for 1 hour. Roll pieces in fish fry and deep fry in hot oil until golden brown.

* Fried alligator can be used for making po-boys or we used our leftovers and prepared it  like a fish taco.

Dusted Alligator Fry

Alligator meat
Cayenne pepper
1 cup Cider Vinegar
1/4 cup Flour
1 cup Cornmeal
Salt & pepper to taste

Use fresh alligator tail, cutting pieces not to exceed 2″X 1″ thick. Place in shallow dish. Pour on small amount of vinegar and add salt and pepper and cayenne to taste. Let stand for approximately 30 minutes. While gator soaks, pour into dusting bag or other container  corn meal and flour. Put about 1″ oil in skillet and heat to 400 degrees F. Roll or shake alligator strips in dusting mixture, then place in hot oil and fry until golden. Use only enough pieces to cover the bottom of the skillet. Serve hot.

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