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Mardi Gras Gator Meat Balls

"These excellent meatballs are especially great for those that have easy access to alligator meat."
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1 h servings 586 cals
Original recipe yields 20 servings (13 pounds)


  • Calories:
  • 586 kcal
  • 29%
  • Fat:
  • 11.1 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 56.4g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 61.9 g
  • 124%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 19 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 1129 mg
  • 45%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes; drain. Put the alligator meat, onions, green onions, parsley, celery and potatoes through a meat grinder into a large bowl. Mix in the eggs, savory, salt and pepper until well blended. Shape into 1 ounce balls (golf ball sized) and roll in cracker meal.
  2. Heat oil in deep-fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Fry meat balls until golden and crisp. Drain on paper towels.


  • Editor's Note
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

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  1. 11 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

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, is a great place to order it.

Most helpful critical review

It was good... I guess?

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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, is a great place to order it.

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!

It was good... I guess?

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...

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 t...

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 fl...

Really great recipe. The fresh ingredients really bring a nice flavor. Looking for suggestions/recipes for a nice sauce.