- Jan 24, 2017
That's a great explanation of how you cook it and also what it might taste like. "Gator does not taste like chicken"Absolutely !
It's not that difficult to prepare gator.
My preferred method:
A long 24 hour soak in buttermilk is the fist step.
Then a bath in one's favorite marinade for a few hours.
After that, "pat dry" and prepare like chicken fried steak.
(egg wash and flour)
Deep fry until golden brown . . . (about three minutes per side).
Alligator has a bad reputation because most people attempting to cook it,
are too impatient to wait for the 24 hour buttermilk part.
And no, gator does not taste like chicken.
Yes, the tail cuts do have a similar texture, but such portions taste more like a blend of deep fried shrimp and frog legs.
Only some casual observations.
What do you ask for? 'Gator steak or tail? And is it expensive?
Where do they go to prepare them, and is their skin still used as well as their flesh?
I suddenly realized I have so many questions about alligators!