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Tailgating Recipe Challenge: "Just Say No to Jorts" Gator Tail Po’ Boy

Mr. Dennis Rowlen sent this one in, and even though alligator is a little exotic for typical tailgate fare it's definitely tasty and readily available online.


For the Gator:

1 lb - alligator cut into ½" cubes

1 cup – butter milk

¼ cup – seasoned fish fry

¼ tps – salt

¼ tps – black pepper

Cooking oil (vegetable or peanut work)

Soak the gator meat in milk for an hour, then drain and toss in plastic bag with dry ingredients and mix well to coat all sides of meat with batter.  Fry in 360 degree oil until the gator chunks float then remove to newspaper until your bread is ready.

For the Po’ Boys: for each sandwich you’ll want:

10" long piece of NOLA style bread

4 tbsp – mayo

3 tbsp – Zatarain’s Creole Mustard

¾ cup – shredded lettuce

3 or 4 tomato slices 

It’s best to slice the bread horizontally and leave a little bit connected on the back end for stability.  Put the mayo and mustard down first, then the tomato, then gator and top with lettuce.  If you put the lettuce and tomato together there is too little friction and the contents ends up on your lap.  To be served with 12-15 ice cold beers of your choosing.