Sweet and Sour Alligator
Source of Recipe
Master Chef Don Easley
List of Ingredients
1 ½ pounds alligator tail meat, cut in ¾-inch cubes
2 eggs, beaten
¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups vegetable oil for deep-frying
1 cup pineapple juice
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 8 ounce can tomato sauce
1/3 cup cider vinegar
1/3 cup light corn syrup
½ teaspoon garlic salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1 8-ounce can unsweetened pineapple chunks, drained
1 medium bell pepper, cut into 1-inch squares
2 celery stalks, sliced thinly
½ medium onion, thinly sliced
hot cooked rice
1. Combine eggs, flour, milk and salt; mix well. Add alligator cubes, stirring to coat.
2. In a 2-quart deep fryer, heat vegetable oil to 350ºF. Deep fry alligator, a few pieces at a time, until golden brown. Drain well.
3. In a 4-quart saucepan, combine pineapple juice, brown sugar, cornstarch, tomato sauce, vinegar, corn syrup, garlic salt and black pepper. Stir well. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened. Stir in alligator chunks, pineapple, bell pepper, celery and onion. Cover and simmer 10 minutes.
4. Serve over hot cooked rice.