Everyday Meals

Spicy Alligator Tenderloin

Chef’s Note









  • 4 lbs alligator tenderloin, 1-inch cubes
  • 2 quartscanola oil or 2quartsvegetable oil
  • 1 12 cupsonions, diced small
  • 14 cupjalapeno, diced small
  • 32 ouncestomatoes, diced
  • 1 tablespoonhot pepper sauce
  • 13 cupbasil, chopped
  • salt (to taste)
  • pepper (to taste)
  • 2 tablespoonscreole seasoning
  • 6 cupsflour
  • 6 cupsbuttermilk
  • Directions

  • Heat oil in saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and jalapeno; cook until onions are tender and translucent. Add tomatoes and cook additional 20 minutes. Add hot sauce and basil; season to taste with salt and pepper. Reserve sauce warm.
  • Combine Creole seasoning and flour. Reserve.
  • Coat alligator tenderloin with seasoned flour and shake off any excess. Coat each piece with buttermilk and toss in seasoned flour a second time. Shake off excess.
  • Fry, preferably in a cast iron skillet, until golden brown and drain on paper towels. Season to taste with salt. Serve with spicy tomato sauce on the side.
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