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#12414831 - 09/05/17 11:03 AM Cook and Eat Gar Tough or Not?
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Registered: 07/25/15
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Loc: Irving/Valley Ranch
My buddy Layton and I kept and cleaned our first gar, was a nice 10-12lb longnose from the Elm Fork Trinity. We split the loins, mine is in the freezer and he already fried his. He told me it was so tough that he threw it away.

Is gar supposed to be that tough? By the texture of the meat when cleaning it shouldn't be. Is there a right and wrong way to prep it and cook it?

Thanks!

Eric

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#12414887 - 09/05/17 11:35 AM Re: Cook and Eat Gar Tough or Not? [Re: erittmueller]
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Edited by Fishbonz (09/05/17 11:36 AM)

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#12416297 - 09/06/17 10:35 AM Re: Cook and Eat Gar Tough or Not? [Re: erittmueller]
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We eat gar all the time 30-60lbs are the best to eat. We blackstrap them like a deer. Cut out main tendon. Them trim off all red outer meat. Cut backtrack in to small steak cuts 1/4" think batter and fry up it's the bet!!

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#12416513 - 09/06/17 01:44 PM Re: Cook and Eat Gar Tough or Not? [Re: erittmueller]
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Boil it and then chop it in a food processor and use it as a crab meat substitute.
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#12417557 - 09/07/17 08:13 AM Re: Cook and Eat Gar Tough or Not? [Re: erittmueller]
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Anything for frying it besides soaking in marinade for a while before cooking? And will also try boiling it in salt water for lobster like meat, but want to prevent it from being tough when frying...

Eric

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#12422697 - 09/11/17 02:24 PM Re: Cook and Eat Gar Tough or Not? [Re: erittmueller]
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Gar balls!

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