Fried Gator Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Moderate

Time: 25 MINUTES

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  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup Paula Deen's Hot Sauce
  • flour, for dredging
  • salt
  • black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 lb alligator meat, cut into chunks (can substitute chicken or pork)
  • 1 bottle store bought ranch dressing, for dipping


Heat a deep-fryer to 350°F.


Lightly season gator meat with salt and pepper prior to dredging them in flour. Combine buttermilk and hot sauce into 1 mixture. Dip the gator meat into the buttermilk and hot sauce mixture and dip, once again, in flour. Then place in deep fryer until golden brown, just a couple minutes. Drain on paper towels and serve with ranch dressing.

Fried Gator


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