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Fried Gator With Garlic Aioli Sauce Recipe

Fried Gator With Garlic Aioli Sauce Recipe

5 out of 5 stars rating (5.00) 1 ratingsView all reviews
Take a walk on the wild side of the kitchen! An easy and tasty recipe for alligator fritters, made with tender alligator tail fried to crispy-perfection and then served up with spicy and creamy aioli.

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Yield: Serves 4

Fried Gator With Garlic Aioli Sauce Recipe Instructions


  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup Sriracha
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup peanut oil


  1. Combine all Aioli the ingredients in a blender and blend until thick. Reserve in the fridge.
  2. Bring you deep-fryer to 350 F.
  3. Cut the alligator tail meat into bite sized pieces or chunks, and season them to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Fill a shallow or deep plate with flour and dredge the alligator pieces until well coated.
  5. In a medium bowl, mix the buttermilk with the sriracha sauce. Dip each alligator piece – previously dredged in the flour – in the mix, then dredge them again in flour.
  6. Deep fry for a 2 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from deep fryer and place over paper towels to drain excess oil.
  7. Serve the fried alligator with garlic aioli sauce.

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5 out of 5 stars ratingJan 20, 2020

I ordered the alligator tenderloins with total excitement and anticipation to make my own "Gator Bites", but ended up following this recipe and happy I was to taste my gator mortals that turned out better than expected. The gator was tender (don't overcook it) and this recipe was easy. Ordering my second 5lb Gator now!

Debbie from Newtown Square, PA
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