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    Sweet and Sour Alligator

    Source of Recipe

    Master Chef Don Easley

    Recipe Introduction

    Serves 6

    List of Ingredients

    1 pounds alligator tail meat, cut in -inch cubes
    2 eggs, beaten
    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
    teaspoon garlic salt
    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
    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 350F. 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.




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