" 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.
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
Panko bread crumbs
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.