Seminole Sauteed Alligator Tail Recipe

Serves/Makes: 6

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds alligator tail meat
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup lard or butter
How to cook Seminole Sauteed Alligator Tail:
  • Cut the alligator tail meat into strips lengthwise, 4x2-inch wide. Sprinkle with lemon juice.
  • Mix flour, garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper. Blot the alligator pieces, and dip into flour, then into beaten eggs. Let eggs drip off and dip into flour again.
  • Heat lard or butter in a large skillet and saute the alligator pieces quickly.
  • Do not overcook or they will be tough.
  • Serve the Seminole Sauteed Alligator Tail immediately.

Note:

The Seminole Sauteed Alligator Tail recipe easy to cook and so good!
Simmered Variation: Follow the above recipe and cook the alligator tail as directed. As soon as the meat is browned add 2 cups of water and 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice to the skillet. Cover and simmer for about 2 hours or until very tender.

Comments:

Alligator is low in fat and calories and high in protein. A 100gm alligator serving has 143 calories and 65 mg cholesterol, both less than chicken. Alligator is also an excellent source of niacin, the B12 vitamins, potassium, and phosphorous minerals.

This recipe for Seminole Sauteed Alligator Tail serves/makes: 6

The Seminole Sauteed Alligator Tail recipe is adopted from The Native Indian Cookbook - 1977.

Main Ingredient: Wild Game (more Wild Game recipes)
Preparation Method: Pan Fried/Sauteed (more Pan Fried/Sauteed recipes)
Cuisine: American (more American recipes)

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