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Fried Gator

By Paula Deen


Difficulty: Medium

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Servings: 15


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


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.