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       Title: Gator Bites
  Categories: Appetizers
       Yield: 4 Servings
 
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    1.00 lb Frozen alligator; thawed, or
            - pork loin
    0.25 c  Lime juice; fresh
    3.00 cl Garlic; minced
    1.00    Salt
    1.00    Pepper
    1.00 c  Flour
    1.00 ts Cayenne pepper
    1.00 ts Chili powder
    2.00 c  Vegetable oil; for frying
 
   Cut the alligator into 1/2 thick steaks and tenderize by pounding
   with a meat mallet for a minute or two. Cut each steak into strips
   about the size of your baby finger. Combine the lime juice, garlic,
   salt, and pepper in a mixing bowl. Add the alligator, making sure
   it’s coated with the marinade. Marinate the gator in this mixture for
   30 mins. in the frig, turning once during this time.
 
   Combine the flour, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp pepper, cayenne, and chili
   pepper in a bowl and whisk to mix.
 
   Just before serving, pour the oil to a depth of at least 1 in a small
   frying pan or electric skillet, and heat to 350~. Drain the gator and
   blot dry. Dredge the gator pieces in flour to cover, shaking off the
   excess.
 
   Fry the gator pieces, turning with a slotted spoon or wire skimmer,
   until golden brown, 1 to 2 mins. total. Work in several batches, so
   as not to crowd the pan. Drain on paper towels and serve at once.
 
   Author - Steven Raichlen
 
   Posted to MM-Recipes Digest  by “Robert Ellis”
   <rpearson@snowcrest.net> on Sep 18, 1998
 
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