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FRIED GATOR, Fried Alligator

Yield: 6 servings 


    3/4 cup all-purpose flour
    3 teaspoons cornstarch
    2 tablespoons garlic powder
    1 teaspoon salt
    1ΒΌ cups cold water

    2/3 cup cornmeal
    2 Florida green onions, finely chopped
    2 tablespoons coarse ground black pepper

    2 pounds Florida alligator meat, cut in strips
    vegetable oil for frying


Combine first 4 ingredients; slowly add water, mixing well. Set aside.

Combine cornmeal, onions and pepper in a small bowl or pie plate.

Mix well and set aside.

Dip alligator meat in flour mixture, let excess drain off then coat with cornmeal mixture and deep-fry in hot oil 375 degrees F for 3 to 4 minutes.

Drain on absorbent paper.


    Per serving: calories 606, calories from fat 351, total fat 39g, saturated fat 6g, cholesterol 73mg, total carbohydrate 30g, protein 35g.

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