Recipe by Surf Wookie
"These excellent meatballs are especially great for those that have easy access to alligator meat."
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2 1/4 pounds
potatoes, peeled and diced
5 1/4 pounds
1 1/2 pounds
1 medium head
oil for frying
2 1/2 pounds
I am a huge alligator fan, and these meatballs were really good. Also, if you're not in a place to run out and buy some gator meat, www.allamericangator.com is a great place to order it.
It was good... I guess?
I love alligator, and this was great. However I can not get alligator any more, Is there anything someone would suggest to use in place of it with a close to it taste and texture?...Thanks
I didn't have gator meat. I made them with ground turkey and they were delicious! Thanks.
We made these into patties and had Gator Burgers! LOVED IT!
My husband and son go gator hunting every few yrs. so this was a perfect recipe to try for us. The meat balls came out fantastic. I used the spices but added some cajun spice as well, and I only had dried parsley but it worked out fine. I made several meat balls ,and I used some of the meat mixture and formed into patties, coated in the cracker meal and fried in a little oil in a skillet. Made excellent burgers with homemade hot mustard. mmmmm... will be making these again for sure. Thanks so much!
Friends thought the taste was spot on and gave the flavor a 5. Said it was like crab cakes. . And they thought the shape should have been like a crab cake and eaten with a fork - as I shaped the balls they were not firm like a meatball. Several fell apart as I tried to fry them. They also fell apart if you tried to spear it with a fork or toothpick. I did scale to use 1 pound of gator (found in the freezer section at Marsh grocery next to the frozen fish for $7.99) so I could have been off somthing. . . I just couldn't get past the smell - even the whole house stunk.
My grandson suggested we try this recipe and we added some Adobe seasoning, paprika, flour to soak up some of the juice,also gave it a bit of kick with jalapeño juice and instead of cracked flour we used butter crackers ground up! Excellent!!!! I ordered the alligator meat on line!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Mardi Gras Gator Meat Balls
Serving Size: 1/20 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 20
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 100
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