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Fried Alligator

Alligator meat is a mild white meat and can be substituted for many chicken recipes, like this classic deep-fried version.

Cooking/Prep Time: 15 minutes
Serves 4

Alligator, Entree

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  • 1 lb. Louisiana alligator meat (tenderloin or sirloin cuts of tail meat), cut into chunks
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Flour, for dredging
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup hot sauce
  • 1 bottle store bought ranch dressing, for dipping


1.) Lightly season gator meat with salt and pepper prior to dredging them in flour.

2.) Combine buttermilk and hot sauce into 1 mixture.

3.) Dip the gator meat into the buttermilk and hot sauce mixture and dip, once again, in flour.

4.)Then place in deep fryer until golden brown, just a couple minutes.

5.) Drain on paper towels and serve with ranch dressing.