A recent experience prompted me share this appetizer recipe for Gator Eggs. Jalapeno peppers stuffed that make a zingy snack excellent to serve on game day. But first let me share a little bit about my trip to North Carolina.
My son, Alan came home from Afghanistan and this is why I was in North Carolina. While in North Carolina last week, the seafood festival in Morehead City was taking place. Being a lover of seafood, I had to attend and get my fill of fresh seafood.
I always make an effort to try new things so when I came upon a booth serving Gator Bites (yeah, alligator meat) I had to give it a try. Gator Bites were alligator meat that was lightly seasoned and sauteed. I have to tell you, it was pretty darn good. It had a similar taste to beef steak, a little chewy (but not tough). The flavor was light and tasty. I've been told it would taste fishy, but I didn't find this to be true at all. I would recommend to everyone, if the opportunity arose, to try alligator meat.
This brings me to my recipe;
Gator Eggs Gator eggs
are stuffed jalapenos that make a zingy snack for game night or just a fun appetizer for get togethers. They are an easy appetizer recipe that will please the crowd.
Nest O'Gator Eggs
Makes 3 dozen eggs per nest
36 large Jalapeno chili's, roasted and peeled
Fresh mixed greens
In a bowl mix:
- 1/2 pound shrimp, cleaned, cooked and minced
- 2 tsp. capers, minced
- 2 tsp. green onions, minced
- 2 tsp. fresh parsley, minced
- 1 tsp. mustard
- 1 tsp. horseradish
- 2 tsp. mayonnaise
- 2 tsp. chili sauce
- 1 tsp. paprika
- Salt and pepper to taste
Make 1 inch lengthwise slit at stem end of each chili, just large enough to allow stuffing. Leave the stems on. Fill each chili but don't overstuff, the slit should be able to close. Arrange the chili's on a baking sheet and refrigerate.
Blend the following ingredients in a casserole dish to make it easy to dredge the stuffed Jalapeno's.
- 2 eggs, room temperature
- 1 cup beer, room temperature
- 2 tbl vegetable oil
- 2 tbl ketchup
- 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
- 3 tbl minced green onions
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
While peanut oil is heating to 350° in large skillet, dredge each chili in the beer mixture, coating them completely. Add chili's to the skillet in batches, don't crowd. Fry until golden brown, turning once, after about 5 minutes. Drain and serve in nest of greens.
Whether or not you will try and like gator meat, these Gator Eggs are a must for that fun lovin' crowd that gathers to watch the big game.
Gator Eggs are a fun and spicy appetizer to serve during game night. For more ideas click here.
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