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Do people eat frog's tongue?

ipsedixit Aug 5, 2009 11:10 AM

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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    RicRios RE: ipsedixit Aug 5, 2009 02:39 PM


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


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      Chefpaulo RE: ipsedixit Aug 5, 2009 02:46 PM

      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.


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        HotMelly RE: ipsedixit Aug 5, 2009 04:16 PM

        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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          Passadumkeg RE: HotMelly Aug 5, 2009 06:07 PM

          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.....

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            meatn3 RE: Passadumkeg Aug 6, 2009 01:52 PM

            We always called it gigging!

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              alkapal RE: meatn3 Aug 6, 2009 02:43 PM

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

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                Passadumkeg RE: meatn3 Aug 6, 2009 03:43 PM

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

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                  meatn3 RE: Passadumkeg Aug 6, 2009 07:47 PM

                  Perhaps the frogs were the sort wearing pocket protectors?


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                c oliver RE: Passadumkeg Aug 6, 2009 05:24 PM

                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. Caroline1 RE: ipsedixit Aug 5, 2009 07:41 PM

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

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                Passadumkeg RE: Caroline1 Aug 5, 2009 08:00 PM

                1 Texas frog from Crawford.

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                  Caroline1 RE: Passadumkeg Aug 6, 2009 07:01 AM

                  But that would be soooo tasteless! '-)

              2. babette feasts RE: ipsedixit Aug 6, 2009 12:48 AM

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

                1. alkapal RE: ipsedixit Aug 6, 2009 06:21 AM

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

                  i serve them with a side of chicken lips.

                  1. Veggo RE: ipsedixit Aug 6, 2009 06:38 AM

                    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. Paulustrious RE: ipsedixit Aug 6, 2009 06:42 AM

                      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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                        c oliver RE: Paulustrious Aug 6, 2009 05:28 PM

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

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                          Whippet RE: Paulustrious Aug 6, 2009 07:58 PM

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

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                            Paulustrious RE: Whippet Aug 7, 2009 04:16 AM

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

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                              onceadaylily RE: Whippet Aug 21, 2010 05:16 PM

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

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                              howlin RE: Paulustrious Aug 21, 2010 01:31 PM

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

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                                Paulustrious RE: howlin Aug 21, 2010 02:01 PM

                                Substitute fiberglass batts.

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                                  howlin RE: Paulustrious Aug 22, 2010 07:14 PM


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                              RicRios RE: ipsedixit Aug 6, 2009 06:02 PM


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

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                                Paulustrious RE: RicRios Aug 7, 2009 04:17 AM

                                More tongue in cheek.

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                                  ipsedixit RE: RicRios Aug 7, 2009 09:06 AM

                                  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).

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                                    alkapal RE: ipsedixit Aug 7, 2009 06:47 PM

                                    sssslllllpppppptt! http://www.ourclassweb.com/projects/w...

                                2. EWSflash RE: ipsedixit Aug 7, 2009 07:33 PM

                                  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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                                    alkapal RE: EWSflash Aug 8, 2009 02:05 AM

                                    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?

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                                      Passadumkeg RE: alkapal Aug 8, 2009 03:45 AM

                                      Male humor.

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                                        EWSflash RE: alkapal Aug 9, 2009 02:50 PM

                                        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...

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                                          alkapal RE: EWSflash Aug 10, 2009 03:51 AM

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

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                                        katiemae RE: EWSflash Aug 21, 2010 01:02 PM

                                        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.

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                                          c oliver RE: katiemae Aug 21, 2010 01:28 PM

                                          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. CharlieKilo RE: ipsedixit Aug 21, 2010 06:24 PM

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

                                        Trust me.

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                                          ospreycove RE: CharlieKilo Aug 21, 2010 06:33 PM

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

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