Garlic Gator Bites

Tasty little nuggets of breaded alligator to impress your friends.


1 pound alligator tail meat

1/2 cup whole milk

1/3 cup flour

1/2 cup dry, plain bread crumbs

1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Vegetable oil for frying


Cut alligator meat into 1/2" pieces.  Place in medium bowl and pour milk over.  Refrigerate one hour, stirring occasionally.

In another medium bowl, combine flour, bread crumbs, cheese, oregano, salt and cayenne.

Heat about 1/2" of vegetable oil in a large skillet.  Dip alligator pieces in flour mixture and fry until golden brown, turning occasionally.  This will take 5 - 6 minutes.  With a slotted spoon, transfer to a paper-towel lined bowl to drain.  Remove paper towel and serve warm.  Serves 4 as an appetizer.