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Well, here goes.....I am somewhat new to this, so I will attempt to make it worth your time to read and enjoy some of the recipes that I love to share. I created this blog as a result of me following a cooking blog and enjoying it so much that I thought I would give it a try on my own. (Yes, I still follow the other blog and will be sharing that one with your as soon as I figure out how). I love to cook and try new recipes. I am certainly not the best cook, and still have a lot to learn, but I love to try new dishes and have my family try them out. I can usually tell by how much is left in the pan as to how they liked it! Pan clean...it's a keeper!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Southern Fried Gator meat

This post is for all of y'all that like gator meat....or have been wanting to know how to fix it.
If you have never tried it...you really should! Gator is a white meat that can be purchased usually in 2.5 lb. packages. It does not taste like fish or anything else except gator. It cooks very quickly, so when you fry it, you only fry it for about 3 minutes or so.
For this recipe you will need:
1 package of gator meat, cut in small pieces (it usually comes packaged that way),
about 1 cup milk or buttermilk, salt & pepper, flour, oil for frying and a cast iron skillet.
First, put the meat in a small container and add the milk or buttermilk. It does not have to be completely submerged. Add salt & pepper and let sit for about 30 minutes to an hour or so.

Heat oil in cast iron skillet to about 350 degrees. In a large zip lock bag add some flour (about 1 cup or so) add a little salt & pepper, garlic powder or your other favorite seasoning. Add gator meat to zip lock bag, shaking off excess milk, and shake the bag to cover meat with flour. Fry for about 3 minutes or so, turning once. Drain on paper towel and serve immediately. I usually put paper towels in the bottom of a paper grocery bag and fold it over after adding a batch. It keeps your stuff warm, and the bag absorbs the excess grease.


  1. We had gator when we went to New Orleans one year. My very picky eaters loved it!! Of course, Ohio State had just lost the National Title football and basketball games to Floriday (gators), so they were happy to "eat some gator"!! Thanks for the recipe. I would definitly give you credit for most unusal food post!! :)

  2. Thanks for your comments!! I loved the part about the Buckeyes...since I am a proud Gator Fan!! :)

  3. I'm sure this one tastes wild! lol. I've never tasted nor seen alligator meat before but after reading this blog, suddenly I became interested in trying this one. The only game meat that i've tasted is venison. The recipe can be found at Gourmandia.