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Fried Gator

Alligator meat is a mild white meat and can be substituted for many chicken recipes.

Cook/Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Servings: 4

  • 1 pound Louisiana alligator meat (tenderloin or sirloin cuts of tailmeat), cut into chunks
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepperFlour, 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.
Courtesy Paula Deen, Food Network