Pescatarian: frogs legs?
- 5 and Dime Eater Jun 26, 2008 09:46 AM
I've been a Pescatarian (or fish-eating vegetarian) for 26 years, but have never run into the occasion to have frogs legs - until last night. I like to set my own rules when it comes to what is included in my diet - snails are OK, but I detest shark - but was stumped on how I felt about frogs legs. My rule of thumb had always been 'nothing with four legs' but frogs start out sort of as fish.
As it turns out, I sampled a leg and was turned off by the bone. BONE!. New rule - nothing with bones bigger than a pin bone.
Anyone have this same conundrum with their (traditional meat-less) diet?
This is going to sound nuts, but there used to be a resto outside Chicago in Calumet City, Philip Smidt's that was known for 3 things, fried chicken, perch or frog legs. My husband got the chicken, I got the fish and my little kids, they were in elementary school at the time adored the frog's legs. The resto had a big black, white & red theme with the frog legs, pictures of them were everywhere. The kids were given a taste one time early on and they LOVED them.
We moved away from Chicago 10 years ago and I understand the resto closed a few years back. The kids haven't had frog legs since and they would love to have some. So far, none available in Columbus, OH.
re: Diane in Bexley
Ah, Phil Schmidt's.
The restaurant's color theme was worse than you remember -- basically pink and black -- but the food was, in its day, fresh and delicious. And yes, it is where I, as a child, first tasted and learned to love frogs legs.
In its later years it never seemed to be as good as I had remembered it as a child and it seemed to be terribly overpriced. May it rest in peace.