Sweet and sour alligator

Yield: 6 servings

Measure Ingredient
2 Eggs - beaten
¼ cup Flour - PLUS
2 tablespoons Flour
2 tablespoons Milk
1 teaspoon Salt
1½ pounds Alligator tail meat - cut in 3/4 inch cubes
4 cups Vegetable oil
1 cup Pineapple juice
⅓ cup Brown sugar - firmly packed
3 tablespoons Cornstarch
1 can Tomatoe sauce - 8 oz. can
⅓ cup Cider vinegar
⅓ cup Light corn syrup
½ teaspoon Garlic salt
¼ teaspoon Black pepper
1 can Pineapple chunks - 8 oz. can
1 medium Bell pepper - cut in 1 inch squares
2 Celery stalks - sliced diagonally
½ medium Onion - thinly sliced
Hot cooked rice

Combine eggs, flour, milk and salt; mix well. Add alligator cubes, stirring to coat. In two quart deep fryer, heat oil to 350 degrees. Deep fry alligator a few pieces at a time until golden brown. Drain well. In a four quart saucepan, combine pineapple juice, brown sugar, cornstarch, tomato sauce, vinegar, corn syrup, garlic salt and 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.

Serve over hot rice.

Serves 6.

(Alligator is extremely virsatile and can be used in recipes that call for chicken, veal or pork. As Canadian prairie alligators tend to be rare and allusive, I'm going to try this recipe substituting pork for the alligator.

~ FHT)

From the September/October 1990 issue of the Louisiana Conservationist, P.O. Box 98000, Baton Rouge, LA 70898 For more alligator recipes contact; The Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board P.O. Box 70648 New Orleans, LA 70172-0648 Telephone: (504) 568-5693

Posted to MM-Recipes Digest V4 #5 by "Rfm" <Robert-Miles@...> on Jan 25, 99, converted by MM_Buster v2.0l.

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