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TigerPimpNationTrank
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Gar recipes?


I know some people never keep these fish and some people do.

I am curious to know if anyone has any great gar recipes that they've used or tried in the past?








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Tigertown in ATL
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sorry to not respond but








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AlmaDawg
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A freind of mine takes the backstrap meat and grills it with butter and lemon. Pretty good stuff! They are a pain to clean, so I have never kept one.





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Tigertown in ATL
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Pretty good stuff!


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Alma


Folks take this with a grain of salt.











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Count Chocula
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Gar Balls.

Put the meat in a grinder. Season and make a ball with the minced meat. Drop in egg wash and then in fish fry or whatever. Deep fry. Looks like a boudon ball when done.

I dont eat that shit, but thats how they do it.






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CITWTT
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A waste of time and trouble to attempt.





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AlmaDawg
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You should try it! There are better fish swimming around, but it was supringly good. I never would have thought it though.






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tenfoe
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Cut it across the grain in silver dollar sized pieces and fry. When it's fresh you can't beat it.

Also, you can cut out a roast with the backbone in. A football-sized roast (approx) is what I do. Brown it in a black pot and make a gravy. Stew it down til it's about falling off the bone.

Dammit, I'm getting hungry just thinking about it!






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LSUTygerFan
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we used to just cut it up and fry it. sort of like gator meat.





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Kajungee
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quote:

Gar Balls.

Put the meat in a grinder. Season and make a ball with the minced meat. Drop in egg wash and then in fish fry or whatever. Deep fry. Looks like a boudon ball when done.



Add bread crumbs, chopped onions & eggs to miced meat to make balls.
Then cook balls in a red gravy.

Have not had the desire to do one since I was a teenager
Best advice...have a machete and hacksaw to clean that SOB

I'd rather clean a turtle

Good luck








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AlmaDawg
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Best advice...have a machete and hacksaw to clean that SOB


Sawzall is what my buddy uses to get the backstrap meat. Too much work even with power tools to me though






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tenfoe
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With a hammer, one nail, a sharp machete, and a small paring knife, I can take a 75 lb gar apart in 5 minutes.





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Zach
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Put the meat in a grinder. Season and make a ball with the minced meat. Drop in egg wash and then in fish fry or whatever. Deep fry. Looks like a boudon ball when done.


This.
But you left out the last step:
"Give the gar balls to the dog."






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CITWTT
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We used to use a hatchet for the chore. A fish that needs to be cleaned with such an instrument is not worth worrying about if you throw it back.





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Count Chocula
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But you left out the last step:
quote:

"Give the gar balls to the dog."
Pretty much said that when I closed the post with "but I aint eating that shit"!






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CITWTT
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So you don't like the wifes dog because he/she is named Fluffy, and your wife makes all of these bizarre guttaral noises when she calls the damned thing?





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Darla Hood
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I've never had the opportunity to eat it, but I'd give it a try. I might even be willing to try nutria if someone else cooked it and it smelled okay. And I didn't see the rat tail.





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Count Chocula
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I think you meant that for Zach, no?





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Count Chocula
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willing to try nutria
I'll save you the trouble. Don't.






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Darla Hood
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Scratches it off the list.





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