View Full Version : Ever cooked a whole gator....

02-04-2015, 05:31 AM
Found this on another site....


02-04-2015, 05:35 AM
Alligator recipe by the BBQ Pit Boys - YouTube

02-04-2015, 06:04 AM
Would this be a "True" Gator Pit?:laugh:

02-04-2015, 06:46 AM
Guess there's no size limit? Seems fairly small to be killing to eat.

Smokin J's PIts
02-04-2015, 07:30 AM
That has to be horribly nasty to eat; the fat in the alligator is removed because it taints the meat similar to the scent glands on a deer. This is why the preferred method of cooking is to deep fry it. I guess if the gator was small and lean enough it would be ok, but I wouldn’t try it.

02-04-2015, 07:59 AM

Florida Man Arrested for Killing 5 Alligators for Super Bowl Meal

02-04-2015, 08:29 AM
That don't even look appetizing, never could understand leaving heads on critters (except crawfish of course)

02-04-2015, 09:45 AM
Taste like chicken?

Happy Hapgood
02-04-2015, 09:52 AM
Check any weekend at an LSU tailgate football game. Lots of gator cooked in many different ways. Blackened gator is my favorite.

Bob in St. Louis
02-04-2015, 04:11 PM
I've had it once in the Gulf, loved it.
The one in the above photo looks so peaceful, like it's sleeping.

02-04-2015, 06:19 PM
Taste like chicken?

Croc, yes....gator, not so much I guess....not on the list......


Cajun Ty
02-04-2015, 08:01 PM
The head and feet has to go :twitch:, thats a turn off big time

02-04-2015, 08:07 PM
I'm a tail man , myself!!! Back legs are good for sausage, I'm told... but I'm with Ty, no head or feet please:confused::confused:

Bob in St. Louis
02-04-2015, 08:20 PM
I love that graph, and the fact KFC almost DOESN'T taste like chicken. ha ha ha

Sausage Warrior
02-04-2015, 08:32 PM
Looks horrible - I've had tail meat - very good. I've heard ribs are good but haven't tried it. I just would loose appetite over that. For my Cajun Brethren to weigh in on that is appreciated.

02-04-2015, 08:33 PM
That don't even look appetizing, never could understand leaving heads on critters (except crawfish of course)
i feel the same way about the head.if i ever was to do a whole hog it would not be looking at me while i was cooking it.lol

02-04-2015, 08:34 PM
The one time I had gator served in a bbq restaurant, I didn't care for it. But it could just be that it wasn't well made, so I would give it another try. It does look good In Phubar's Pitt Boys video, and I like the stuffing they used. I'd definitely hit that red snapper, fried oysters, and fried crawfish. All looks delicious.

Happy Hapgood
02-04-2015, 08:38 PM
Taint no different from a pig head during a roast.

LSU Fans grillin' gator - YouTube

Backyard Smoke
02-04-2015, 08:40 PM
I like gator tail, fried !

Cajun Ty
02-05-2015, 07:27 AM
Another thing is the best meat for frying is the jaw meat but we clean it out and not cook the whole head :becky:

02-06-2015, 02:21 PM
You must be a Georgia Bulldogs fan. :grin:

02-06-2015, 02:33 PM
Only if there was absolutely no other meat available and then I might still pick KFC. I heard it tastes like chicken

02-06-2015, 02:59 PM
Like Toast said, tail meat cut into cubes and blackened is my favorite way. Go to an LSU tailgate (especially when we play Florida) and you'll see it done. We generally try to cook our opponents mascot, and it is just better when the animal rocognizable. It can be done this way, and sometimes it is quite good.

Bob in St. Louis
02-06-2015, 03:43 PM
You cook tiger?

02-06-2015, 04:03 PM
Well...while I would like to cook Auburns mascot on principle... we both happen to have a tiger mascot, so... no (would that even be legal though). Nor do we cook elephant. I did see an elephant hide gunbelt for sale though.