*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                                Gator Bites
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Appetizers
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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                         - Sue Woodward
                         ***MIAMI SPICE***
    1      pound         Frozen alligator -- thawed, or pork
                         -- loin
      1/4  cup           Lime juice -- fresh
    3      centiliters   Garlic -- minced
    1      cup           Flour
    1      teaspoon      Cayenne pepper
    1      teaspoon      Chili powder
    2      cups          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 RecipeLu by “Robert Ellis” <rpearson@snowcrest.net> on Sep 18,
 1998, converted by MC_Buster.
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