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Recipe courtesy of Oyster House

Fried Alligator Nuggets

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 8 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 3 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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1/2 pound alligator meat, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

Fish batter, for coating (see *Cook's Note)

Cooking oil, for frying

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Serving suggestions: various dipping sauces such as remoulade, mustard, or cocktail


  1. Fill a deep pot halfway full with oil. Heat to 360 degrees F. Coat the alligator meat with the fish batter. Fry for 2 to 3 minutes, until gator floats in oil. Remove and add salt and pepper to taste. Serve as an appetizer with remoulade sauce, mustard sauce, or cocktail sauce for dipping. 

Cook’s Note

*We prefer Golden Dip brand fish batter, but if store-bought batter is not available in your area you can substitute flour seasoned with salt and pepper.