Quick and easy way to fix up gator bites for your friends - exotic, but taste like chicken! You can get frozen alligator meat online.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Optional dipping sauce:

Directions

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

Nutrition Facts

487.1 calories; 54 g protein; 19.1 g carbohydrates; 2 mg cholesterol; 59.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2008
very good recipe. I marinated mine in buttermilk and it turned out well. if you dont have buttermilk you can use 1 cup milk with 1 TBS of lemon juice or vinegar let sit 10 minutes. alligator is really very good but it does NOT taste like chicken. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2008
very good recipe. I marinated mine in buttermilk and it turned out well. if you dont have buttermilk you can use 1 cup milk with 1 TBS of lemon juice or vinegar let sit 10 minutes. alligator is really very good but it does NOT taste like chicken. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2008
very good recipe. I marinated mine in buttermilk and it turned out well. if you dont have buttermilk you can use 1 cup milk with 1 TBS of lemon juice or vinegar let sit 10 minutes. alligator is really very good but it does NOT taste like chicken. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/04/2005
Good recipe. The alligator tastes a little like chicken. Would give it a 5 out of 5 but the recipe just seemed to me missing something. Maybe it needs a little basil in the mix. One other option would be to marinate in buttermilk instead of the vinegar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2006
This is a true southern recipe. I usually do dip mine in buttermilk prior to flouring but I tried it with the vinegar this time and it was good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2010
The meat was perfectly seasoned. You may wish to double the amount of dipping sauce as we found it wasn't enough. I found frozen alligator meat at a specialty grocery store. Although it tasted somewhat like chicken it was slightly chewy. We tried it as an entree but I think it would be better as an hors'doerve. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2012
I used apple cidar vinegar to do the marinade. I also tenderized them with a tenderizing hammer before I marinated them and instead of plain cornmeal and all the seasonings I just used som Louisiana Fish Fry mix and instead of the flour I used 1/2 cup of pancake mix. Make some tots or frys and you have a Friday eveming meal fit for any cajun. My family loved these. I had fixed them before but had never marinated them. These were the best fingers ever. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/26/2010
This was great. Will definatly be making again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2011
Good basic recipe for alligator fingers.I use Frank's Red Hot sauce mixed in with the vinegar to marinate. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2011
Awesome! I dipped these in my own horseradish dip and it was amazing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2012
This was awesome. So awesome that I am giving my very first review. I did as others suggested and soaked it in buttermilk for a good half hour then took it out of the milk and put it in the cornmeal mix and then into my deep fryer. I fried it till it floated. My 1.5 and 3.5 year old both loved it as well as me and my husband. Can't wait to make it again. Read More
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