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Division of Marketing and Development
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Mayo Building, M-9
407 South Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0800
(850) 617-7300

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Adam H. Putnam, Commissioner

Florida Seafood Recipe

Fried Gator

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups cold water
2/3 cup cornmeal
2 green onions, finely chopped
2 tablespoons coarse ground black pepper
2 pounds alligator meat, cut in strips
  vegetable oil for frying
Combine first 4 ingredients; slowly add water, mixing well. Set aside. Combine cornmeal, onions and pepper in a small bowl or pie plate. Mix well and set aside. Dip meat in flour mixture, let excess drain off then coat with cornmeal mixture and deep-fry in hot oil at 375 degrees F for 3 to 4 minutes. Drain on absorbent paper.

6 servings

Look for "Fresh from Florida" ingredients at your grocery store.

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