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Fried Gator Nuggets Recipe

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In this post I am sharing a Fried Gator Nuggets Recipe (Fried Alligator).

Gator Nuggets or fried alligator chunks if you prefer are delicious! You’ll find the most tender meat from the alligator comes from the tail. If you’re wondering, yes it taste like chicken.

I’ve heard alligator meat taste described as similar to chicken with the texture of pork and a hint of mild fish flavor. You have a taste and decide for yourself.

Serve these tasty nuggets up with your favorite sauces for dipping. They also make a great appetizer for gatherings.

What part of an alligator can you eat? You can eat most of the gator but the best parts are the tenderloin and white tail meat. The other parts of the alligator are a bit tougher. 

Gator Nuggets

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of Alligator Meat (can substitute chicken if you prefer)
  • All Purpose Flour
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Creole Seasoning
  • Onion Powder
  • Paprika
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • Buttermilk
  • 2 tsp Water
  • Oil for Frying , vegetable or peanut

Cajun Style Alligator Nuggets

Heat a skillet over medium heat and add 1/4 inch of oil to the bottom of the pan.
 
In a bowl, beat one egg and add buttermilk and water.
 
In another bowl, add flour and seasonings and mix to combine.
 
Cut alligator meat into chunks. Dredge each piece in the seasoned flour then in the wet mixture then back in the flour mixture. Add dredged pieces to heated oil in skillet.

How to Cook Country Gator Nuggets

Alligator Meat
 
Fry over medium heat until golden brown on all sides.

Alligator Nuggets with Dipping Sauce

Fried alligator nuggets
 
Remove from oil and drain on a paper towel lined plate.
 
Will an Alligator eat a human? Not if you eat him first! HaHa!

Fried Alligator Meat

Let’s make this Fried Gator Nuggets Recipe!

Yield: 1 pound

Gator Nuggets

Gator Nuggets

Southern style fried alligator nuggets.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Alligator Meat (can substitute chicken if you prefer)
  • 2 c Flour, all purpose
  • 1 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Creole Seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • 1 c Buttermilk
  • 2 tsp Water
  • Oil for Frying , vegetable or peanut

Instructions

  1. Heat a skillet over medium heat and add 1/4 inch of oil to the bottom of the pan.
  2. In a bowl, beat one egg and add buttermilk and water.
  3. In another bowl, add flour and seasonings and mix to combine.
  4. Cut alligator meat into chunks. Dredge each piece in the seasoned flour then in the wet mixture then back in the flour mixture. Add dredged pieces to heated oil in skillet.
  5. Fry over medium heat until golden brown on all sides.
  6. Remove from oil and drain on a paper towel lined plate.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 351Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 75mgSodium: 609mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 28g
Serve with your favorite dipping sauce, such as a Red Remoulade Sauce .See it at Meal Plan Monday
See it at the Weekend Potluck

Fried Gator Nuggets Recipe

 
fried alligator

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