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Jan 27, 2010 10:52 AM

Restaurants that serve FROG. Know of any?

I'm looking for a good recipe for frog (legs or otherwise), and was wondering if you knew of any restaurants -- either in the US, or abroad -- that served any good frog dishes.

Any ideas?

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  1. Nathan's serves frog legs.

    1. There used to be a restaurant in Boynton Beach (maybe Deerfield?) call The Crab Pot that did outrageous frogs legs, just sauteed in garlic butter, much as a scampi.

      Other than that, there are tons of restaurants in TX that serve fried frogs legs. I'd say dredge in s&p-seasoned flour/egg wash/flour, then fry in hot fat & enjoy.

      2 Replies
      1. re: shanagain

        shanagain..There used to be a Crab Pot in Riviera Beach, not Boynton, but because of progress it was torn down to build condos. So sad

        1. re: HotMelly

          Hmm, for some reason memory is trying to insist there was one somewhere south of Boca - I'm thinking between Boca and Pompano? Anyway I'm sure it gave up the ghost to "progress" ages ago also.

      2. Last week, frogs' legs were on the menu at Pascal's, Los Cristianos, Tenerife.

          1. re: Sam Fujisaka

            Isnt that the part of the world where most supplies come from?

            I instinctively think of frogs legs being a French dish - is there a colonial link going on somewhere here?

            1. re: Harters

              Possibly synergy, but frog is a traditional Chinese and SE Asian foodstuff (the word for frog in Chinese is translatable as "rice-paddy chicken".

              1. re: Harters

                Yes, the French colonized much of SE Asia.

                1. re: Sam Fujisaka

                  The French only colonized much of Indochina; Thailand wasn't colonized, Philippines, Malaysia/Singapore, Indonesia were colonized by other countries.

                2. re: Harters

                  i've been doing a bunch of research on this -- people were eating froggies in asia as early as the first century AD. they only started to get big in france in the 1200s, when they were classified as "fish" and could therefore be eaten during Lent -- the meaty texture allowed monks to get their flesh fix....

                  1. re: durianbreath

                    I'm sure people were eating frogs from when there were people in Asia. Frogs are certainly eaten in Asia where there were never any French.

              2. We used to live in the Chicago area in the '90's and there was a very famous resto that had been in business for years the specialized in frog's legs and also fried perch. I believe it was called Phil Smidt's. It was in NW Indiana off the Tollway right by the Illinois border. Their resto was decorated in pink & black frogs as well. They had children's meal of sauteed frog's legs and believe it or not, my kids grew up eating them (not me, thanks very much). Not sure if they are still in business. If they are no longer, try to find the recipe as they were much admired by people in the know.