Orange Gator

Asian takeout is one of my favorite meals. This Asian inspired orange gator will surely kick your takeout cravings. Pair with chow mein and enjoy!

Orange Gator

Asian inspired gator dish based off of a take out favorite!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Asian, Fast-Food, Gator, Orange, Takeout
Servings: 6
Author: Sophie May



  • 2 lbs gator ground and formed into ~1 inch/nugget sized pieces
  • Vegetable oil enough for frying
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • ½ C corn starch
  • ¼ C flour
  • ¼ tsp white pepper

Orange Sauce:

  • ½ C white vinegar
  • ½ C + 2 T sugar
  • ¼ C water
  • 4 T soy sauce more to taste
  • ½ tsp orange zest
  • 1 T corn starch
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • Chili flakes to taste


  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • Sesame seeds
  • Green onion chopped



  • In a fryer or frying pan, heat oil to 360 °F.
  • Combine egg, salt, and pepper in a shallow dish.
  • In a separate shallow dish, combine flour and corn starch.
  • Cover gator bites in egg wash mixture and then dredge in flour mixture. Set aside and repeat with the rest of the nuggets.
  • When oil is the right temperature, fry nuggets for approximately 3 minutes, turning them, and frying for another 2 minutes or until fully cooked and light brown. Repeat this process for any remaining nuggets.
  • Set aside on a paper towel lined plate. This will absorb any excess oil.


  • Put all sauce ingredients in a saucepan and combine until there are no corn starch clumps.
  • Heat over medium to medium high heat, stirring often.
  • Once desired thickness is reached, toss nuggets in the sauce.
  • Once tossed add sesame oil and toss again to combine.
  • Top with sesame seeds and chopped green onions.

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