Gator Taters

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 15 min
  • Prep: 30 min
  • Cook: 45 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Baked Grilled potatoes:

4 potatoes


1/2 pound butter

Potato sauce:

1 sweet onion, chopped

1 cup mayonnaise

1/4 cup sour cream

Salt and pepper

Fried Gator:

2 pounds gator tail cut into chunks



Salt and pepper

16 ounces vegetable oil

1 cup grated cheddar cheese

1 cup grated Monterey jack cheese

Sliced green onions, to garnish


  1. Wash and coat potatoes with a little bit of oil. Pierce each potato with a fork, wrap in tin foil, place directly on hot coals, and cook for approximately 45 minutes. Use tongs to turn potatoes often.
  2. In a bowl, combine all of the ingredients to make the potato sauce, and mix well.
  3. In a large bowl, toss the gator chunks into the buttermilk, and dredge with flour that has been seasoned with salt and pepper. Using a large skillet, heat oil to 350 degrees F. Fry gator chunks until golden brown, approximately 4 to 5 minutes. Split potatoes and top with butter and potato sauce. Top potatoes with 2 pieces of fried gator chunks on top and sprinkle with cheese and green onions.