How to Clean, Skin and Fillet an Alligator — People Say It Tastes Just Like Chicken

WARNING: Footage in the video above may be too graphic for some viewers.

If you’re not from the South, chances are you’ve never ate alligator meat. You might even think eating it is a terrible idea, or have no clue what parts are even edible.

In this video from Florida Sportsman, you’ll see how an entire alligator is cleaned, filleted, deboned, and skinned to prepare the meat for human consumption.

Alligator can be turned into sushi, gator burgers, gumbo or nuggets — just to name a few recipes. The most tender meat comes from the tenderloin, located in the tail.

According to most people, the meat tastes just like chicken, though a bit gamier.

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