Search
Close this search box.

Recipe for Alligator Fritters by Dawn’s Recipes

Table of Contents

Recipe for Alligator Fritters by Dawn's Recipes

We’ve outlined all the ingredients and directions for you to make the perfect Alligator Fritters. This dish qualifies as a Intermediate level recipe. It should take you about 1 hr 45 min to make this recipe. The Alligator Fritters recipe should make enough food for 2 to 3 servings.

You can add your own personal twist to this Alligator Fritters recipe, depending on your culture or family tradition. Don’t be scared to add other ingredients once you’ve gotten comfortable with the recipe! Please see below for a list of potential cookware items that might be necessary for this Alligator Fritters recipe.

Ingredients for Alligator Fritters

  • 1 pound ground gator tail meat
  • Olive oil, for cooking
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 4 scallions, diced
  • 3 cloves diced garlic
  • 1 ounce melted Garlic Butter, recipe follows
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 ounces all-purpose flour, or as necessary
  • Spicy Lemon Dill Aioli, recipe follows
  • 5 pounds whipped butter
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped garlic
  • 1 cup chopped shallots
  • 4 ounces granulated garlic
  • 3/4 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped curly parsley
  • 8 ounces mayonnaise
  • 1 ounce fresh dill, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 5 dashes cayenne pepper
  • Juice of 1 lemon

Directions for Alligator Fritters

  1. Cook gator in olive oil in a pan until cooked through; chill meat thoroughly.
  2. Add egg, mustard, scallions, garlic, Garlic Butter, red pepper and baking powder to gator in a mixing bowl. Add the flour a little at a time, adjusting until the mixture is a little looser than that of a meatball (you may not need to add the whole amount). Form into 3-inch ovals.
  3. Saute in some oil in a skillet until golden, 2 minutes on the first side and 1 minute on the second side.
  4. Place the butter in a large stand mixer and beat on low speed for 3 minutes. Add chopped garlic, shallots and granulated garlic. Beat for 2 minutes on medium speed. Turn back to low speed and add the wine and lemon juice. Beat on high speed for 2 minutes. Turn to low speed and add the parsley; beat 30 seconds and turn off mixer.
  5. Mix together mayo, dill, white pepper, cayenne and lemon juice in a bowl.

Cookware for your recipe

You will find below are cookware items that could be needed for this Alligator Fritters recipe or similar recipes. Feel free to skip to the next item if it doesn’t apply.

  • Cooking pots
  • Frying pan
  • Steamers
  • Colander
  • Skillet
  • Knives
  • Cutting board
  • Grater
  • Saucepan
  • Stockpot
  • Spatula
  • Tongs
  • Measuring cups
  • Wooden Spoon

Categories in this Recipe

  • Low Sodium
Chef Dawn
Chef Dawn

Chef Dawn lives and breathes food, always seeking new ingredients to whip up super simple recipes that are big on bold flavor. Being half French, she tends to treat food as a source of pleasure rather than just fuel for our bodies.

More Recipes

Picture of Chef Dawn

Chef Dawn

Chef Dawn lives and breathes food, always seeking new ingredients to whip up super simple recipes that are big on bold flavor. Being half French, she tends to treat food as a source of pleasure rather than just fuel for our bodies Read Full Chef Bio Here .

Read more exciting recipes!

Looking for some cooking inspiration?

Why not subscribe to our monthly recipe list? From seasonal recipes to new cooking trends that are worth trying, you will get it all and more right to your inbox. You can either follow the recipes exactly or use them as inspiration to create your own dishes. And the best part? It’s free!

recipe