Mardi Gras Gator Meatballs


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Yes, it really has alligator meat in it, but if you're not that adventurous, you can use chicken.

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  • 2 1/4 lbs. potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 5 1/4 lbs. alligator meat (can substitute chicken)
  • 1 1/2 lbs. onions
  • 2 bunches green onion stalks
  • 2 bunches fresh parsley
  • 1 medium head garlic
  • 1/2 bunch celery
  • 1 qt. oil for frying
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 Tbs. dried savory
  • 2 oz. salt
  • 1 Tbs. black pepper
  • 2 1/2 pounds cracker meal

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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. Heat oil in deep-fryer to 375 degrees. Fry meatballs until golden and crisp. Drain on paper towels.

Makes 13 pounds, or 20 servingsĀ 

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