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The Best Crocodile is the Cooked Crocodile -- Crocodile Tears Including

Updated on September 19, 2014

Eating the healthy meat of the crocodile that makes a delicious meal -- is no reason for crocodile tears

The crocodile tears are for the pleasure of eating. Crocodiles have tears in their eyes after they have a good meal out of a prey they kill -- but observation suggests that they don't cry because of feeling guilty. This is why one would be said to cry with "crocodile tears" when one is faking sorrow or pretending to be sorry.

Some people are not comfortable with eating crocodile they find them threatening animals and think that it is dangerous to come close to them.

Well, the truth is not exactly like that!

There are situations when crocodiles are as nice as any of us when we are real nice.

That is mainly when the crocodile is cooked and served as a dish to be consumed as food by people. Quite the reverse of what crocodiles would believe of who should eat whom.

Recent studies show that crocodile meat consumption has a wide range of health benefits. In the Oriental traditional medicine these benefits have been long known and used. Research on crocodile meat and crocodile blood properties revealed some unique properties that can be used in enhancing stamina, immunity and cure certain ailments resistant to chemical drugs. It is early stage of dispensation of all the info on the crocodile meat health benefits research results -- but we know about the early bird being clever too!

I am giving you some recipes that can be used by the crocodile eater but first let me tell you more about the crocodiles. Find some facts, photos and videos of crocodiles, some the biggest in the world.

It is always good to know whom are you eating.

Further down on the page find some miscellaneous crocodile and alligator related facts, coloring pages, wallpapers and pictures -- if you want to become friendly with these next best friends of our health. Crocodiles are good for health -- provided we eat them before they eat us! Find also news about the world biggest man eater crocodile, Gustave, caught after his appetite proved to be too huge for the community. Alligators are closely related to the crocodiles, so we expect them to have similar ways of behavior.

Photo from a crocodile farm in Maun -Botswana.

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Crocodiles are farmed in Botswana -- crocodile tears are flowing plenty on the farms

The happy crocodile tears after the meals are signs of him being satisfied

Crocodiles are farmed in other parts of the world too. Crocodile farming in Botswana, is officially encouraged as there is a good market for the product. The meat as well as the hide is a well appreciated exotic good, easy to market for export. The first crocodile farm was established in 1986 in Botswana, close to the great Delta of the Okavango River, in Maun.

Okavango is the river that links Zimbabwe, Zambia, Angola and Botswana. The Okavango Delta is a natural wonder, the biggest delta in Africa, habitat for a range of rare animals, object of continuous scientific research.

Currently there are over 5000 crocodiles living in various farms around this African country. They all have happy crocodile tears as they are fed naturally.

The farms have been populated with crocodiles from the Okavango Delta but the stock is increased by farm hatching and growing.

The crocodiles are free range and happy, living almost like in their natural habitat as farms in Botswana are big, mirroring an unspoilt environment..Happy crocodiles have tears in their eyes from feeling well! Crocodile tears do not mean that they are sad or frustrated -- crocodile tears are from being full after eating their own food -- although that is only the regular crocodile food.

Photo of a baby crocodile by Nowpublic.com.

The health benefits of crocodile meat and crocodile blood in the crocodile soups

Read more about scientific research and individual experience of the crocodile meat properties

There are studies underway to develop an alternative to antibiotics based on crocodile meat properties as it can be used to fight infections resistant to the the antibiotics currently available. Read more about the health properties of crocodile meat and crocodile blood -- and explanations to support the information. The crocodile blood containing specific biochemical elements is documented by recent scientific evidence. Qualities of these elements for health that would enhance immune system but also improve general fitness and energy levels that make this animal so strong could be transferred to humans. Before even science would develop methods to industrially produce medicine based on crocodile meat and crocodile blood biochemistry -- we all can use just the good old plain consumption of a natural crocodile meat in its various forms cooked according to traditional recipes. It is said that the best we can get from the crocodile meat for its health benefits would be the crocodile soups as the long simmering of the crocodile meat would extract those special nutrients and biochemical elements from its blood.

Plush Crocodile -- one that you would love -- no tears at all -- a friendly crocodile picture - Soft crocodile pictures for a change -- the only way crocodiles

Big crocodiles are wild -- they can never be domesticated. The only way to have a friendly crocodile is to buy one plush large crocodile from Amazon.

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The Bakwena -- children of the crocodile -- with a crocodile totem

The Bakwena are part of the Tswana tribes in Southern Africa -- the best crocodiles

In Africa, each tribe has its totem, an animal, that is recognized as linked to the ancestors. Each tribesman or woman is a child of the respective animal -- totem. The crocodile is the totem of the Kwena tribe from Botswana.

Bakwena is the name of the tribespeople and Mokwena is the name of a single tribsman or woman. There are branches of the tribe living in South Africa too. The Bakwena are part of the greater Tswana groups of African tribes.

My very good friend from Botswana , Mma Sechele, is a Mokwena.

Tribes people are not supposed to eat their totem, so Mma Sechele would never eat crocodile. She eats instead sweets, watermelon, sweet treets (a sweetish reed that has to be chewed), beef, chicken and white bread.

Photo of a crocodile totem graphic links to Linsdomain.com.

Crocodile soup recipe -- to improve physical performance - Crocodile blood is performance enhancing food.

Soups from Crocodile meat have magic effects -- new research shows that crocodile blood has performance enhancing qualities. This power of the crocodile that is transferred onto the person that consumes is well known in Asia since centuries -- it is used nowadays to improve performances of sports men. Crocodile soup is a way to make use of the crocodile meat health benefits and there are recipes available. Crocodile meat became a product available in the supermarkets and in the many Chinese shops all over the world. The ingredients for a more exotic taste are also sold in markets or supermarkets -- so it is only to you to try experiencing the benefits of the crocodile soup's regular inclusion into your menu.

Gustave the Crocodile -- a giant crocodile, biggest crocodile in Burundi - Gustave the Giant crocodile is a celebrity

Gustave the Giant Killer crocodile became known in the entire world.

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What is the difference between crocodiles and alligators? Alligators have no crocodile tears!

the interior crocodile alligator -- which one has the crocodile tears for real?

If you did not know the difference between crocodiles and alligators: all alligators are crocodiles but not all the crocodiles are alligators.They both are members of the same reptilian order Crocodylia. There are 23 species of Crocodilians.

Crocodilians go back 240 million years, meaning that they have outlived the dinosaurs by 65 million years.

They are suited for life in water and on land. In water they can hold their breath for an hour and swim with great speed.

They have all their senses well developed and can get their prey with ease. The crocodile eats just about anything they can get their teeth into, from monkeys to fish ti buffalo and would like to eat humans if they could get them.

Crocodiles can survive with a meal in a week. They enjoy their meal and seem to cry with crocodile tears after they kill their prey and eat them. However, it is not what it seems;crocodiles do not feel sorry for what they have done.

Photo about alligators and crocodiles from Animals.nationalgeographic.com

Crocodiles vs alligators. What is the difference between a crocodile and an alligator? - Alligator vs crocodile or crocodile vs alligator?

People wonder which would be the winner between the fight between a crocodile and an alligator as they are so alike and string both species.

Cooked crocodile soup for your strength and increased stamina

Recipes to cook a crocodile

The cooked crocodile is the best crocodile. Just try a crocodile soup dish, using one of the crocodile soup recipes below and see how it tastes. Simmering on low heat the crocodile meat seems to be one of the most important secrets of cooking a tasty crocodile soup dish.

Easy crocodile recipes and properties of the white, light, crocodile meat with a unique flavor

The crocodile tears are not an ingredient of a wild game recipe

Crocodile meat is a succulent light meat with a delicious and unique flavor. Crocodile meat is low in fat and high in protein. It is best cooked in the same way as lean pork or chicken. It can be prepared into a great variety of dishes and is ideal in a light marinade or sauce. If you have an alligator handy, you can replace the crocodile tail by an alligator tail. Alligator recipes are similar with the crocodile recipes.

Light tropical fruits compliment crocodile meat well. It does tend to have a slightly higher cholesterol level than other meats but is low in fat (less than 1%) and high in protein. The crocodiles are produced in a free range environment and are chemical free, which delivers the best practices possible in animal welfare, conservation management and meat hygiene. Easy recipes follow to describe how to cook crocodile.

Crocodile is easy to prepare and cook. It is best cooked from frozen as during the thawing process most of the moisture runs out decreasing the flavor. Do not use many or strong spices in order to protect the delicate flavor from conflict. The best is to keep it plain and simple. Forget about the crocodile tears after meal!

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The alligator recipe is easy too -- replace crocodile with alligator. Wild game recipes are not difficult to follow.

Photo and recipe of this delicious skewered crocodile meat by Wildoz.com

Ingredients

  • 400 g crocodile meat
  • cut into 2cm cubes
  • 40 ml lime juice
  • 200 ml chicken stock
  • 30 ml honey
  • 30 g brown sugar
  • 5 g ginger
  • 30 ml olive oil
  • 10 g cornflour
  • salt and pepper
  • 8 bamboo skewers

Instructions

  1. Cut and thread meat onto bamboo skewers. Place in a flat dish, season with salt, pepper, pour lime juice over and place in fridge for about 1 hour.
  2. Remove skewers from refrigerator. Saving residual lime juice for the sauce. Heat olive oil in a frying pan and sauté crocodile for about 5 minutes, set aside and keep warm. Combine all ingredients in the pan, except the meat. Bring to the boil, reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes.
  3. Place skewers on plates, spoon sauce over meat and garnish with fresh herbs.
Cast your vote for Skewered Crocodile with Lime and Ginger Sauce -- cooking crocodile by an easy recipe
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cajun_style_gator_tail_in_a_pan

Cajun Chef's Gator Tail Easy Recipe -- a delicious wild game recipe - see your guests eating crocodile -- from recipes au. Australia

A delicious dish that you can surprise your favored guests and see them eating crocodile or alligator meat with delight!

Ingredients

  • 1 kg crocodile or alligator meat
  • cubes
  • your prefered brand of mild Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 can of beer
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 heaping tbs of yellow mustard
  • tabasco (to taste)
  • oil in a heavy pot
  • corn flour

Instructions

  1. 1. Heat oil to frying hot.
  2. 2. Mix all ingredients except the corn flour and meat in a bowl.
  3. 3. Place meat in the mix to coat
  4. 4. Take a few pieces at a time and roll them in corn flour..
  5. 5. Add to the oil and fry until golden brown
  6. Another fried gator tail recipe

Alligator meat recipes - Cook alligator meals -- a tasty experience

Find alligator recipes from various regions where alligator meat is favored. There are as many ways of preparing alligator meat as there are alligators in the world. Bon appetit for your next alligator meal made according to one of the following recipes!

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Cajun Style Crocodile Tail -- eating crocodile from the tail! - from recipes au.

Serve with fresh salad but do not use salad dressing. The crocodile meat has a delicate flavor that does not fit with the strong taste of salad dressings. Crocodile meat is best eaten on its own or with very a simple, plain side dish with no extra spice on it. Eating crocodile is easy!

  • Prep time: 15 min
  • Ready in: 15 min
  • Yields: all the 4 brave can share or one who wants it all

Ingredients

  • 1 teasp Paprika
  • 1 teasp. Garlic powder
  • Salt and White Pepper
  • 1 teasp fresh Oregano
  • 1 teasp. Black Pepper
  • 1 teasp. Thyme
  • 1/2 teasp. Cayenne Pepper
  • 450 g / 1 lb Crocodile tail meat
  • cubed

Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat the grill to hot
  2. 2. Mix in a bowl all the ingredients, except the meat
  3. 3. Roll the meat cubes in the mixture of spices in the bowl.
  4. 4. Place meat on to a rack in the grill and grill for 5-6 minutes. Turn the meat occasionally until white and firm.
  5. 5. Serve immediately
  6. Find another recipe for alligator nuggets like in the picture.

Baked crocodile meat recipes - Cook it, boil it, stew it or simply bake it -- crocodile meat with its magic powers

Crocodile meat has apparently some powers that the one eating it will take over -- and have be better performing.

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The crocodile can also be prey on his turn -- there is not time for crocodile tears then!

the big cat vs crocodile picture -- you'll find no crocodile tears.

Sometimes the crocodile can get his own medicine and has to fight the stronger animals' attacks. In those situations, the crocodile can lose his life too and become a prey and part of the food chain as a delicious meal. Not to worry though, it does not happen that often. The leopard that attacks the crocodile in this picture is mostly oriented towards easier preys, still plenty of them in Africa. No crocodile tears for the leopards in this case


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After all is said the Crocodile is not an innocent victim -- the crocodile attacks

Crocodile pictures show the great power of this large animal

The crocodile is a strong animal but he does not mind catching the little helpless ones. The chicken is going to be the crocodile's dinner soon -- crocodile tears for his dessert. What about you? Are you going to cook that crocodile dish according to one of the recipes?

photos of crocodile attacks on animals from the Beauty of Sundarban

Biggest crocodiles alive and kicking -- some of the world largest crocodiles -- crocodile videos - the biggest crocodile in action -- crocodile videos

That is the real world where the largest crocodile attacks take place! Even the largest crocodiles are better when cooked and eaten. here they show their true colors on crocodile videos.

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The Zebra is going to be another victim of a crocodile -- another of the big crocodile attacks

The crocodiles are large enough to fight the zebra

So, do not feel bad when you eat the delicious crocodile meat dinner. Invite some special people and plan a holiday to Africa with them. Best option would be Botswana or South Africa.

Photo of crocodile vs. zebra by Radu Sigheti via Reuters

Saltwater crocodile -- facts and videos about the world largest crocodiles - The world biggest crocodiles are the Saltwater Crocodiles

These world's largest crocodiles do not live in saltwater except when they have to leave their usual habitat because of the dry season. When they can choose, they would always prefer the water of rivers, streams and lakes where they hunt for other animals and occasionally attack humans.

Nile crocodile facts and crocodile pictures -- the largest crocodiles in Africa - The biggest crocodiles on the African continent

These animals living in the wild are fascinating many people by their power and nature. They can not be domesticated and pose great danger to the local populution around rivers and lakes.

The best crocodile movies and stories - Crocodile and man -- best friends

Anything can happen where a crocodile is involved -- it can become the best crocodile soup, the best crocodile horror movie or just the best crocodile friend of a fisherman.

Crocodile symbolism -- symbols and the crocodiles - Crocodiles as symbols in various beliefs and cultures

Crocodiles are powerful and mysterious animals -- they live in the water and on Earth. The regions where crocodiles inhabit, humans feel threatened, Crocodiles inspire respect and fear -- that is visible in the symbols linked to the crocodiles.

don't be shy and tell us why?

See You later, Alligator! Do not cry the crocodile tears before you eat one! - Crocodile or beef or chicken? Or an alligator tail?

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      Loretta Livingstone 4 years ago from Chilterns, UK.

      The only thing about eating crocodile would be: whom had it eaten before I ate it? Haha. Nice lens though. I have seen Australian crocs in action and held a very small one. They feel warm and rather nice, not slimy as some people think.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I saw a video on YouTube where a croc got a hold of an elephants trunk, and it wasn't going to let go. The elephant dragged the croc onto ground, and the baby elephant finally pounce on top of the croc. It let go then, and the video ended. I hope mama stumped, I have a feeling she did. :)

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      sheezie77 5 years ago

      I enjoy reading this lens, well done!

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      Great job on your lens, but I couldn't bring myself to eat crocodile.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      Great job on your lens, but I couldn't bring myself to eat crocodile.

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      viscri8 5 years ago

      @Lady Lorelei: Thanks, Ladymermaid, it took me a bit of time but I found a way to shrink the pics. The lens does look better now, I guess. It was an older one when I knew very little of how to customize things on Squidoo. Thanks again, your comment made me to have a better look into this image size controlling aspect and it will be good for my future lenses too. Your support is of great help and I really appreciate your attention. Keep well and I wish you good!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I've had a crocodile meat pie once and it tasted a lot like chicken :-)

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      I have heard that crocodile tastes much like pork loin so is a very delicious meat. I wonder why your pictures have come out so very large on this article? There must be a way to shrink them down a little then they would look much better. Hope you are having a wonderful spring....summer will be here shortly.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      I have heard that crocodile tastes much like pork loin so is a very delicious meat. I wonder why your pictures have come out so very large on this article? There must be a way to shrink them down a little then they would look much better. Hope you are having a wonderful spring....summer will be here shortly.

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      biminibahamas 5 years ago

      Having lived in Florida for over 30 years I have had my share of alligator nuggets. They are OK, it depends who is cooking them. Sometimes they really do taste like a dark meat chicken, other times kind of tough and stringy.

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      Iudit Gherghiteanu 5 years ago from Ozun

      i like crock shnitzel, just get it here.

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      miaponzo 5 years ago

      Wow! Crocs are sure scary! Blessed!

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      ViJuvenate 5 years ago

      I've eaten alligator and it was really delicious. I see the comment below mine was really bad - but the gator meat we had was spectacular. It was tender, juicy, not gamey at all, but tasted a little like chicken. Yummy! I'd have it again in a minute.

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      AmazonTickets LM 5 years ago

      I've never eaten Croc, but I have eaten Gator, more than once. I don't care for it. It's greasy and gamey, as well as full of gristle. Eat chicken instead, you'll like it more! (nice lens, btw)

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      Iudit Gherghiteanu 5 years ago from Ozun

      now i would ate a croc snitzel, as i can not go out because of the cold, -22C, and eating only vegetables makes me not very fussy.

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      viscri8 5 years ago

      @anonymous: I eat the best crocodile in Cape Town, cooked as a snitzel...delicious.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      yes, please pass the alligator, I'd take a bite outta him!

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Wonderful stuff - I can't say I've ever eaten croc, though I have snacked on gator several times now. :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Nice to stop by and see all the great updates you have made. I still haven't eat crocodile, but would like to try it. Love it when angel blessing wear-off and I get to bless a great l;ens again.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Now i'm wandering where i can buy crock meat in sunny Blackpool, but i suppose the price would make me cry I can imagine that some very nice flambe dishes could be created from crock meat.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Stopping by for some Croc meat servings. Delicious & thanks! :)

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      WayneDave LM 5 years ago

      Fantastic lens! I am truly impressed!!! Thanks a lot for sharing this.

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      rajat5855 5 years ago

      nice

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Interesting. Lots of good information here. Two thumbs up! Squid-liked it.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I would love to try some of your crocodile recipes some time, looks good to me. Well done, and I just have to bless this, its great! ~ SquidHug!

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      viscri8 6 years ago

      @Virginia Allain: well, eat your piece of crocodile or alligator wherever you can get it -- if its your own backyard or at some fancy restaurant. We have crocodile dishes in Botswana's good restaurants.I guess the alligator from you backyard would not agree to donate a piece and you would not be able to eat it all! This means facing a conundrum -- maybe some future commentators could come up with a solution. Keep well and greetings to your AllyGator!

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      Virginia Allain 6 years ago from Central Florida

      I've eaten kangaroo in Australia, but perhaps I should go to Africa and try crocodile.

      Probably the recipe would work for the alligator that suns itself in my backyard. How do I catch it?

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      judit 6 years ago

      I guess crocodile meat must be delicious. First occasion I'll have some myself.

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      Stephen Carr 6 years ago from Corona, CA

      Does it taste like chicken? Just kidding. Interesting lens.

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      anansigirls lm 6 years ago

      I would love to try the recipe, my butcher, however, refuses to farm crocodiles just to please me! My dad travels a lot and he always looks forward to eat crocodile whenever he goes to Africa. Thank you for the lens.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Surely you are in the trail of the Crocodile Dundee. Dee Dee Delicious, I may never know. :(

      Well served... Yes. Needs a little more cooking to my taste. :) Have a great day!