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      Cooking With Phil: See ya later, alligator


      "

      T

      his

      is Larry

      ," says Phil

      Murray, Owner of Phil's on Front in Traverse City as he holds up an alligator head. "He's a pretty nice guy, but he's obviously stuffed."


      Phil is helping you create some of his favorite dishes in your own kitchen every week on UpNorthLive Tonight on ABC 29&8.


      This week Phil is sharing his Alligator Bites recipe:



      "I'm trying to keep the balance of humans being eaten by alligators, and alligators being eaten by humans," says Phil.


      Ingredients:



      1 lb. Alligator meat, diced in 1/2 inch chunks



      1 Sweet onion cut into chunks



      3 Shallots, diced



      1 oz. Chopped sage



      1 Tbs. Chopped garlic



      2 Cups sherry



      Mayonnaise



      Dijon mustard



      Creole spice



      Panko bread crumbs


      Cooking Directions:



      Saute all ingredients for one minute. Add sherry and simmer for 90 minutes, or until gator meat is tender. Cool, and chop so it becomes semi-chunky. Mix together. Mold mixture into small patties, then pan fry in oil of your choice.



      "I make everything really tasty and yummy," says Phil.



      Phil's sauce recommendations: Horseradish, sour cream, whole grain mustard, whole cream equal parts, jalapeno to taste.


      If you can't wait until next week for a new recipe, head to Phils On Front in downtown Traverse City. Phil's on Front is located at 236 East Front Street.

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