Alligator - Gator BitesSubmitted by: VEHAMILTON1
IntroductionNative Seminole Indian Braves caught alligators in Florida and other southern states for meat and for the thick leather to trade. Native Seminole Indian Braves caught alligators in Florida and other southern states for meat and for the thick leather to trade.
2 lbs Alligator "Gator" Meat
1 Large Bottle of Louisiana Hot Sauce
1 c Cup of Flour
1 c Cup of Cornmeal
Canola Oil or Peanut Oil (for frying)
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1. Cut "gator" meat into small chunks and marinate overnight.
2. Place the meat in a large zip-lock freezer bag.
3. Add a large bottle of Louisiana Hot Sauce to the bag and zip it up. Use the bag to rub the marinade all over the gator meat. Add a little water to cover all of the meat if needed.
4. Place in the refrigerator to marinate overnight.
5. Heat a deep-fryer to 350 Degrees F.
6. Mix together the flour and cornmeal.
7. Dip the gator meat in the flour and cornmeal mix.
8. Carefully place the floured meat into the hot oil.
9. Fry for 2-3 minutes until they turn golden brown.
10. Remove and drain on paper towels.
11. Season with Cajun Seasoning while they are hot!
12. Garnish: Sit the Gator Bites on top of some lettuce leaves. Decorate with slices of lemon and red peppers.
Set out a small bowl of lemon wedges for folks who want to squeeze a little on their Gator Bites.
Serving Size: Makes 8 servings