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Old 09-18-2014, 07:37 AM   #21
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Fried alligator is just fine. I had it in southern Florida quite a few times. When I was an over the road trucker I would often get layed over very other weekend. I found this little truck stop way out on the north west side of Miami on the edge of the everglades. There was a Tiki hut bar there. They served fried alligator. I would sit and bs with the air boat captains that gave tours. They would not touch the fried alligator calling it crap. saying thats not real gator. I want a chunk of gator tail to make the way the captains told me it should be made. On the grill!
That would actually be in Broward County, on US27, just north of Griffin Rd. Used to be called Seminole Truck Stop. If you take Griffin Rd west, you run into Everglades Holiday Park.
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Old 09-18-2014, 08:08 AM   #22
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Yes that is exactly where I was. Good friendly people around there. Atleast there was. I havent been there in 15 years.
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Old 09-18-2014, 12:33 PM   #23
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Fried alligator is just fine. I had it in southern Florida quite a few times. When I was an over the road trucker I would often get layed over very other weekend. I found this little truck stop way out on the north west side of Miami on the edge of the everglades. There was a Tiki hut bar there. They served fried alligator. I would sit and bs with the air boat captains that gave tours. They would not touch the fried alligator calling it crap. saying thats not real gator. I want a chunk of gator tail to make the way the captains told me it should be made. On the grill!
Of course it was their opinion on how it should be made/cooked. I love fried foods. I will take fried chicken over any other preparation method.
I have never had grilled alligator, but the fried I have had was excellent and I would say its the best way. Just like the captains said grilled was the best way........LOL

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That would actually be in Broward County, on US27, just north of Griffin Rd. Used to be called Seminole Truck Stop. If you take Griffin Rd west, you run into Everglades Holiday Park.
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Old 09-18-2014, 12:41 PM   #24
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You can also make alligator in sauce piquant (piquante).
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Old 09-19-2014, 07:17 AM   #25
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The unfortunate thing about fried alligator is more times than not it is really small pieces and they over cook it. All you can taste is breading. When done right it is really good fried.
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Old 09-20-2014, 10:55 AM   #26
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I don't see where any of those were mentioned. Alligators are not lizards, they are crocodilians.
The Crocodilia (or Crocodylia) are an order of large, predatory, semiaquatic reptiles.

That makes it a big lizard!
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The Crocodilia (or Crocodylia) are an order of large, predatory, semiaquatic reptiles.

That makes it a big lizard!
No, a big lizard would be a Nile monitor or Komodo dragon. Are you saying that all reptiles are lizards?
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Old 09-21-2014, 08:27 AM   #28
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All this aligator tail talk got me hungry for it. I thought I would buy some have it shipped up here and have a cook out with family and friends. I did not do that. Its a little pricey.

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The Crocodilia (or Crocodylia) are an order of large, predatory, semiaquatic reptiles.

That makes it a big lizard!
YUP, and it walks like a lizard too....

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Old 09-22-2014, 10:43 AM   #30
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I'd say it tastes more like fish than either of the other choices you mentioned.
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