Alligator Etouffee Recipe
1 lb alligator meat, cut in thin strips
1/2 lb butter (2 sticks)
1/2 cup green onions, chopped
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
4 celery stalks, chopped
1 can tomatoes, (sorry folks, no size giv
1 salt, cayenne and black pepp er
Fat grams per serving: Approx. Cook Time: 1:20 Saute
onions, garlic and celery in butter until soft. Add tomatoes and
simmer for 20 minutes in covered iron pot. Add alligator meat and
allow to cook over low heat until tender (approximately 1 hour). If
gravy is too thick, add a little hot water. Serve over rice.
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