Mardi Gras Gator Meat Balls

Mardi Gras Gator Meat Balls

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  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    1 h
Surf Wookie
Recipe by  Surf Wookie

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

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Original recipe yields 13 pounds



  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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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, is a great place to order it.



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



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

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Amount Per Serving (20 total)

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

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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