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Mardi Gras Gator Meat Balls

Mardi Gras Gator Meat Balls

  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    1 h
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These excellent meatballs are especially great for those that have easy access to alligator meat.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 586 kcal
  • 29%
  • Fat:
  • 11.1 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 56.4g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 61.9 g
  • 124%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 21 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 1129 mg
  • 45%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes; drain. Put the alligator meat, onions, green onions, parsley, celery and potatoes through a meat grinder into a large bowl. Mix in the eggs, savory, salt and pepper until well blended. Shape into 1 ounce balls (golf ball sized) and roll in cracker meal.
  2. Heat oil in deep-fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Fry meat balls until golden and crisp. Drain on paper towels.
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Reviews

Carrie_J85
25

Carrie_J85

3/2/2009

I am a huge alligator fan, and these meatballs were really good. Also, if you're not in a place to run out and buy some gator meat, www.allamericangator.com is a great place to order it.

Ronnie
25

Ronnie

11/10/2006

I love alligator, and this was great. However I can not get alligator any more, Is there anything someone would suggest to use in place of it with a close to it taste and texture?...Thanks

MADRAY7
21

MADRAY7

1/14/2007

I didn't have gator meat. I made them with ground turkey and they were delicious! Thanks.

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