As you may recall, we brought several things from our trip to New Orleans last month and one of them was Alligator filets.
I actually brought them back to make alligator bites from a recipe I've saved, but since I have two packages, we decided to go with po' boys for the first package. Bev wants to try a change in our eating pattern by switching our normal lunch and supper meals - thereby eating lighter of an evening. We found this to be pretty common in much of Europe during our visits. So this was our early afternoon dinner meal.
I had planned to use our beer batter then Panko for breading, but ended up going with a rice flour - buttermilk seasoned with Slap Yo Mama - Panko breading and deep frying at 365 (which got them a little dark). Here they are before any action - I'd never caught, killed, skinned, and butchered a gator (LOL), so I had no ideal what I would get, but I didn't expect so many little pieces.
Bev decided to forgo the bread and had hers on a salad - she loves meat on salad.
For my po' boy, I used part of a French baguette, topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, and mayo.
The sandwich was very good and although it's reported to taste like chicken, Bev and I both thought the alligator didn't have a lot of flavor (but it was closer to chicken than anything thing else) and we certainly wouldn't pay a premium to get it - or go to the swamp to harvest one :-).
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.