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Do people eat frog's tongue?

Over a couple of glasses of Remy Martin the other night, some one was regaling us with "tales" of how he used to eat frog's tongue as a young lad.

Just trap and catch the frog's and pull out the tongue and deep-fry 'em, he said.

Trust me, I google'd frog's tongue and came up with the drink, but not the actual organ.

Anyone shed some light on this? Were we being told tall tales ...?

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    entrails, the whole frog, spawn, &etc. (I assume that includes tongues)

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    1. Take one shot of gullibility
      Shake with 5+ shots of Remy Martin
      Stir with ambiance of the evening
      Serve over belief in fried frog's tongues.

      Garnish with egg on face if desired.

      CP

      1. I have eaten frog tongue for many years, my dear father used to deep fry frog tongue, in the small Ohio town that I grew up in, We had the "World Frog Tongue Festival" Ooops. I'm sorry ipsedixit. I was mistaken.It was the Shrimp festival....Sorry.

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        1. re: HotMelly

          Shrimp festival in Ohio? I'd rather believe in frog tongues. Geeked (We called hunting bull frogs at night by flashlight w/ trident spear, frog geeking) some big frogs in my youth, over 24" outstretched, but never ate the tongues, but they were big enough. But snail's tongue wrapped in bat's wing.....

            1. re: meatn3

              that's what i heard growing up. "gig" as in "gag" with an "i".

              1. re: meatn3

                Yes, you are right, gigging, oh what a geek I am!

                1. re: Passadumkeg

                  Perhaps the frogs were the sort wearing pocket protectors?

                  :-D

              2. re: Passadumkeg

                When I was in my early 20s, my BF and I went frog gigging in a CITY PARK in Atlanta! He did the gigging but had me cut the legs off cause I worked at CDC and killed mice regularly (didn't eat mice legs). I'd heard they'd jump around in the frying pan so I insisted we freeze them overnight, thaw and then eat. Oh, the memories of a misspent youth :)

            2. Do you have ANY idea how many frogs tongues it takes to make a decent sized burger patty?

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                1. re: Passadumkeg

                  But that would be soooo tasteless! '-)

              1. If they are as good as duck tongues, I'd sure give them a try!

                1. that frog tongue tastes "fine as frog's hair"!

                  i serve them with a side of chicken lips.

                  1. I slice a pocket in my grouper cheeks and insert a medium frog tongue and sautee with white wine, lime juice, and capers. We call it tongue in cheek.
                    To Passa: we used to call it "Gigging". Local vernacular variant, I suppose.

                    1. I think it's just a variation on or misinterpretation of a traditional Scottish recipe.

                      Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
                      Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
                      Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting,
                      Lizard's leg, and howlet's wing,--

                      Haggis evolved from this when they added stomach of sheep.

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                      1. re: Paulustrious

                        And from my few tastes of haggis, I have to believe that all the preceding ingredients are included in it.

                        1. re: Paulustrious

                          The unbaptised babies' fingers are generally omitted in modern renditions, though. Supply issues, or so I heard.

                          1. re: Whippet

                            Possibly. I know you don't get delivery like you used to.

                            1. re: Whippet

                              Now, there's something the cottage industry has yet to explore.

                            2. re: Paulustrious

                              im having a hard time finding bat wool,any leads?

                            3. Ipse,

                              you posted this on purpose. I mean, maliciously. Right?

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                                1. re: RicRios

                                  Well, no, not really.

                                  Maybe I had too much to drink that night and maybe I was too gullible, but duck tongue is a common dish in Taiwanese and Hong Kong cuisine. With that in mind, I thought that frog's tongue wouldn't be that far of a stretch (alas, once again, no pun intended).

                                2. Not me.

                                  My bro-in-law is a mining engineer and was overseeing construction of a gold mine in China. They loved to take him out to dinner and try to gross him out (not too hard with Brad, who is the direct offspring of a South Dakota Home Ec degree mom circa 1948). Well, one night the restaurant served grilled whole frog. He looked at it and finally bit down on it right between the back legs (I know, but you don't know Brad). The resulting gagging from the black stuff that shot into his mouth, he said, brought the whole party to a halt for a minute, until they were fairly sure he wasn't going to barf all over their parade.

                                  Frog tongue, no- frog arse, I know a man...

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                                  1. re: EWSflash

                                    squeamish brad bit the frog butt? oh my!

                                    first, why did he choose the BUTT, unless he was into some weird voodoo power-virility-through-frog-gonad-ingestion?

                                    second, how did he ever live that down?

                                      1. re: alkapal

                                        There was probably alcohol involved. He doesn't have a lot of impulse control anyway, but when he drinks, any residual impulse control goes squawking and flapping loudly out the window. The motive was almost for sure comedy vs voodoo power-virility-through-frog-gonad-ingestion. If you knew brad, you'd almost expect it...

                                        1. re: EWSflash

                                          """"residual impulse control goes squawking and flapping loudly out the window"""
                                          ~~~~~~~
                                          LOL, EWSflash. are you caling brad a comic chicken?

                                      2. re: EWSflash

                                        Was the whole frog supposed to be good and he just ate is incorrectly? My husband is curious as to whether the meaty parts other than the legs can be eaten.

                                        1. re: katiemae

                                          I've wondered if there's enough meat on other parts of the frog. When we were in Rio last time, we had "bolinhos de ra" frog balls. Not as in testicles but rather chopped frog meat that was likely mixed with bread crumbs or some kind of filler and fried. They were yummy. We bought a little stone frog to remind us of that dish :)

                                      3. It's "lark's tongues in aspic".

                                        Trust me.

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                                        1. re: CharlieKilo

                                          Hey, it is all protein, the fear is in the perception of what is edible and what is not.