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Florida Crispy Alligator Ribs with BBQ Sauce

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2 pounds Florida alligator ribs, separated into individual riblets
3 cups all-purpose flour
½ cup cornstarch
2 tablespoons seafood seasoning, plus more for sprinkling
1 ½ cups BBQ sauce (your favorite)
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste


Preheat fryer to 350 degrees. Place flour and cornstarch into a large bowl and mix. Dry the alligator ribs with paper towel to remove any excess moisture. Liberally season the alligator ribs with the seafood seasoning. Working in batches, place a third of the seasoned alligator ribs (depending on the size of your fryer) into the flour mixture. Coat evenly and lightly shake to remove any excess flour. Place into fryer basket but do not overcrowd. Fry for 2 to 3 minutes until ribs are completely cooked. Do not overcook. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel to drain. Repeat until all ribs are cooked. Drizzle with barbecue sauce and sprinkle with seafood seasoning. Serve immediately.

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Although 2020 is half way through the year, we are giving away these great “Seafood Favorites” calendars published by Fresh from Florida with 12 months of amazing seafood recipes (rip-out recipe cards in back) featuring Florida Coastal Treasures! Come into the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Office and ask for your free copy while supplies last! 2020 might be running out but these delicious, mouth-watering recipes will live on! Don’t miss out, get your copy today!

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Posted: August 21, 2020

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, , Water

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