NewOrleansLocal Recipe of the Week:

Mulate’s Fried Alligator

  • 2 lb. alligator loin meat

  • 3 cups flour

  • 2-3 tsp. salt

  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper

  • 1 cup milk

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • 2-3 cups oil for frying

Mulate's Fried Alligator


Rinse and dry alligator. Tenderize using a “hammer-style”  tenderizing tool. Cut into bite-size pieces. Place flour in a 9×13 pan. Add salt and cayenne to your taste, mixing well. In a shallow bowl, mix milk and eggs. Dip alligator bites in egg wash, then place in flour mixture, coating well. Fry in oil at 375° for 4-5 minutes. This is delicious with Remoulade Dressing (Click Here Remoulade Dressing Recipe) as a dipping sauce. Serves 4-6


Mulate’s is known as the original Cajun restaurant, famous for preserving and celebrating the food, music and culture found in the small towns and along the bayous of south Louisiana. But the restaurant that prides itself on being true to its roots would never have opened its doors if owner Kerry Boutté hadn’t ventured out of Cajun Country and into restaurants and dance halls of New Orleans, Houston and even Europe. There is a lot to learn about us, so just stop in and experience the original Cajun restaurant.