I love fried gator tail, and there’s a local restaurant in my area that serves Fried Alligator Bites and it’s some of the best alligator I’ve eaten. Unfortunately, I don’t have their recipe.
This recipe was taken from the Texas Cooperative Extension Alligator Cookbook and is posted there as a recipe from “Tony Chachere’s Cajun Country Cookbook”.
People who didn’t even like the thought of eating gator consumed it made with this recipe with gusto!
You can actually purchase gator meat, fresh or frozen, at some fresh seafood houses so this is something you can try cooking yourself.
If you can’t find it locally you can order it from Amazon with this link:
This recipe sounds very good, and all recipes I’ve ever seen are very similar with the only noted differences being in the batter and seasoning ingredients.
I hope you enjoy this one!
- 2 lbs boneless alligator tail meat cut into 1 cubes
- 3 cups milk or 3 cups evaporated milk
- 1 cup mustard
- 2 tablespoons of Tony's creole seasoning
- 2 cups fish fry mix (Golden Dipt or other brand)
- 2 cups pancake mix
- cooking oil for frying
Cut the alligator into 1” cubes and soak in the milk (in the refrigerator) for 2 to 3 hours. Drain the milk and then season meat (in the same bowl) with Tony’s Creole Seasoning.
Add the mustard to the bowl and mix well, coating the meat with the mustard.
Mix the Fish Fry and pancake mix together in shaking bag. Drop meat cubes in shaking bag and coat well.
Deep fry at 375 F for 5 to 6 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve hot with French fries and seafood sauce or other dipping sauce.
Recipe based on one by kitty.rock
Photo by gailanng