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#1 62rebel

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 02:37 PM

and, as far as i'm concerned... i'll pass the plate from now on. if i have to kill one to eat during the Zombie Apocalypse, so be it... but for now, they're safe from my kitchen utensils.
i've had black bear, squirrel, rabbit.... and now gator. bear was good but i won't go hunting one for supper.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 02:38 PM

Did it taste like chicken??? :lol:

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 02:45 PM

You must not of had it cooked right then,, I'll eat it every chance i get,, But i been here for ever too...
Now ya need a big plate of Swamp cabbage to go with it,,,, Make'n myself hungry,,

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 03:10 PM

I agree with Randy.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 03:21 PM

Being from Knoxville, home of the Tennessee Vols, we know how to cook Gator tail right.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 03:23 PM

On a related topic...

Did you know that cannibals refuse to eat divorced women?

They're too bitter...

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 03:35 PM

On a related topic...

Did you know that cannibals refuse to eat divorced women?

They're too bitter...



:lol:

Same thing with crabby ex-girlfriends, I imagine?

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 03:42 PM

Gator tail can be quite chewy, So...

1. Take the meat and pound the heck out of it with either a tenderizing mallet or a tenderizing spike tool. A fork can work. Take your chances with a more chunky cut of meat.
2. Coat it with a dry rub of salt, pepper and Old Bay, or a Cajun mixed spice (Tony Chachere's is good, and Zatarain's is okay). Rub in, let sit for a couple of hours or overnight.
3. When ready to cook, coat it with flour, then dip into beaten egg, then bread crumbs or Panko. (Classic deep fry recipe - coat with dry, then wet, then dry).
4. Sizzle in very hot peanut or vegetable oil until golden on both sides.

Works with either tartar sauce, Louisiana red sauce or cook it like hot wings.

In the end you won't know what Gator tail really tastes like unless you cut it into strips and simply use a calamari recipe.

This recipe also works with pork chops and chicken breast.

Edited by sjordan2, 11 July 2012 - 03:59 PM.


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Posted 11 July 2012 - 03:48 PM

Um, ....you do realize that Jack in the Box' drive thru is open 24 hours, right? :huh: :lol:

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 04:02 PM

Better than the alligator eating you! I had gator chili once and it was pretty good, not sure I would seek it out again specifically but there's definitely weirder things that people eat.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 04:07 PM

Better than the alligator eating you!


That's what I was thinking! :lol:

http://youtu.be/YRIEFEKA1Qs

"The jaws are open... and the head is in!! Chomp! Ahhhhhhhh!!!"

Edited by Wayne Buck, 11 July 2012 - 04:11 PM.


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Posted 11 July 2012 - 04:16 PM

Elk is good, also buffalo. Rattlesnake is a bit tougher though. All of them rib bones. And yes it tastes like chicken.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 07:36 PM

Being from Knoxville, home of the Tennessee Vols, we know how to cook Gator tail right.


Oh, you were serious! I thought this was some college rivalry.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 08:23 PM

So these two cannibals were talking and one said to the other...

"I can't stand my mother-in-law!!"

And the other one said....

"Forget her, just eat the noodles!"

(I will do my own rim-shot, thanks.) Mike

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:22 AM

it literally had no taste of it's own. all the recipes i read called for spices which create any flavor desired in the combinations given, but as far as i'm concerned gator is down there below store brand chicken. i'd rather have a nice mess of catfish nuggets fried up in House Autry meal, or a rare sirloin and a baked potato, both less expensive than gator.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 03:43 AM

Curt , Curt , Curt , Skip has a recipe to make dat gator good ya . You also need hogshead cheese on the side , and
swamp water tea . And maybe Virgil's Scrapple sandwich ! :)

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 04:50 AM

I've tried gator tail sausage in new orleans but it was so spicy that it could have been any meat at that point

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 05:41 AM

I ate it in Baton Rouge every chance I got. Yum.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 06:03 AM

Most that have eaten it have never really tasted it as 99% of the time it is so doctored up.
It is an aquired taste. One that I will not aquire! :lol:
Now Rattler is another story! :)

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 06:48 AM

Jeeze guys.......
If you eat gator at dining place (nuggets in particular) you're getting chunks of dark leg meat etc. Not cool....it tends to be tough and muddy tasting...sort of like big catfish.
I hunt, fish and will only take what I'm going to dress and eat, period.
Gator tail, as far as I'm concerned is the only part of the gator that goes in my face. It's a lighter meat and not nearly as "gamey"....fried of course!

Turtle is the same way.......there are about 5 different textures & flavors in a turtle, some do indeed taste like chicken, others are only suitable for soup or stew.
I do all the cooking at my digs (another one of my hobbies) and fresh game is a large part of our diet.

I think what I'm trying to get across is....before you say the stuff is dog droppings, try it properly prepared rather than eating something of questionable origin at Billy Joe's truck stop.

Edited by GrandpaMcGurk, 12 July 2012 - 06:48 AM.