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Mar 28, 2008 08:35 AM

Directions on how to cook frozen frog legs

So I just discovered that my most fave asian grocery (Hung Phat in Wheaton) has frozen frog legs. I'm sure they are available at the H Mart too, I just never noticed. I was wondering if anyone had any experience cooking frog legs from a frozen state and any knockout recipes (not fried). I am inclined to braise them or use them instead of chicken in a simmered recipe.

Off the top of my head, I was thinking making Ina's forty clove of garlic chicken but use frog legs. Thoughts?

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  1. Really? No one has cooked with frozen frog legs? Well I guess I'd better start braising and fill you in on the deets.

    1. Well. I for one am very interested to hear how you cook these. They're in my local Asian market too, and I think I might just have to try them. In the meantime, I found a lnk to some really easy recipes:

      1. I picked up some frozen at the market once. were much meatier than I'd had before.

        I marinated them in a vinegrette (actually Good Seasons italian - mix, not bottle - maybe that should go over on the Guilty Pleasure thread) and threw them on the grill.

        I had them once dredged in flour and sauteed in garlic and olive oil at a Spanish restaurant (in Paris - don't ask).

        your inclination to adapt a chicken recipe is apt, not so much because they "taste just like chicken!" but the density and texture of the flesh is quite similar.

        1. Okay, here is an update. I defrosted the legs. Soaked in buttermilk for about 6 or so hours. I pan fried them in very little oil until the were brown on both sides (but still raw inside) and then braised them at a very low temperature in wine and garlic (as in the 40 cloves recipes) for about 15 - 20 minutes. They were not good. I think I don't like frog legs.

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          1. re: Super Salad

            Do you mean you did not likt the way the frogs legs tasted, or was it a textural thing? I think you may have both marinated them and cooked them too long. Frogs legs I have eaten have either been fried/sauteed or broiled.