Alligator Fingers


Quick and easy way to fix up gator bites for your friends. If you're new to gator, don't be intimidated — it tastes like chicken! You can get frozen alligator meat online.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
8 servings


  • 2 pounds alligator meat, cut into bite-size pieces

  • 2 tablespoons vinegar

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • oil for frying

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup cornmeal

  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 2 teaspoons black pepper

Optional dipping sauce:

  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise

  • 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish

  • 1 tablespoon brown mustard

  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar


  1. Place alligator meat in a medium bowl, and mix with vinegar, salt, and pepper. Cover, and refrigerate about 10 minutes.

  2. Pour oil into a large skillet to a depth of 1 inch, and heat over a medium-high flame.

  3. Add to a large resealable bag the flour, cornmeal, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and black pepper. Squeeze off excess liquid from meat, and add one handful of meat to the resealable bag. Shake to coat. Remove meat, shake off excess flour, and set on a plate. Repeat with remaining meat.

  4. When oil is hot, place meat pieces into oil, being careful not to overcrowd. Fry until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Remove to paper towels, and serve hot.

  5. To prepare dipping sauce, mix together in a small bowl the mayonnaise, horseradish, brown mustard, and red wine vinegar.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

487 Calories
20g Fat
19g Carbs
54g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 487
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 60mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 54g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 70mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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