• Prep Time:
  • Cooking Time:
  • Serves: 4 Servings

Gator Bites

  • Recipe Submitted by on

Category: Appetizers

 Ingredients List

  • -Sue Woodward


1 lb Frozen alligator; thawed, or
-pork loin
1/4 c Lime juice; fresh
3 cl Garlic; minced
1 c Flour
1 ts Cayenne pepper
1 ts Chili powder
2 c Vegetable oil; for frying

Cut the alligator into 1/2" thick steaks and tenderize by pounding with a
meat mallet for a minute or two. Cut each steak into strips about the size
of your baby finger. Combine the lime juice, garlic, salt, and pepper in a
mixing bowl. Add the alligator, making sure it's coated with the marinade.
Marinate the gator in this mixture for 30 mins. in the frig, turning once
during this time.

Combine the flour, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp pepper, cayenne, and chili pepper in a
bowl and whisk to mix.

Just before serving, pour the oil to a depth of at least 1" in a small
frying pan or electric skillet, and heat to 350~. Drain the gator and blot
dry. Dredge the gator pieces in flour to cover, shaking off the excess.

Fry the gator pieces, turning with a slotted spoon or wire skimmer, until
golden brown, 1 to 2 mins. total. Work in several batches, so as not to
crowd the pan. Drain on paper towels and serve at once.

Author - Steven Raichlen

 Share this Recipe

Recipes by Course

Recipes by Main Ingredient

Recipes by Cuisine

Recipes by Preparation

Recipes by Occasion

Recipes by Dietary

Sign Up and Create a Cookbook Today!

Please Sign in to your Account or Sign up if you are new user.

Who loves our Healthy Recipes?