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Frog leg recipes?

meatn3 Sep 7, 2013 10:09 PM

I noticed some at my Chinese market and they ended up in my cart...

I've never cooked them before and have only had them pan fried.

I'm debating what to do with them and welcome any recipes and tips!

  1. meatn3 Sep 13, 2013 08:14 PM

    Thanks for all the suggestions! Now that I've cooked frog legs I'll be exploring new recipes in the future.

    When I realized that this months COTM, Smoke and Pickles by Edward Lee, had a frog leg recipe I went with it. I prepared Frog Legs with celery, chile peppers, fish sauce and brown butter. It was quick and absolutely delicious!


    1. EricMM Sep 8, 2013 01:14 PM

      I do them Vietnamese style...either in a curry with coconut milk, lemongrass, and bean thread, or in a caramel shallot sauce with hot pepper. Either way they're delicious.

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        suzigirl Sep 8, 2013 12:20 PM

        Soak in buttermilk, poultry seasoning, salt and pepper. Dredge in seasoned flour and shallow fry. Serve with hot sauce. Simple.

        1. hill food Sep 8, 2013 12:22 AM

          how meaty are they? the last time I bought any they were the size of chicken drumsticks - those I dry-rubbed and grilled. smaller ones I've sauteed in olive oil and garlic.

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          1. re: hill food
            meatn3 Sep 8, 2013 12:12 PM

            These are about (the thigh portion) the size of a very meaty chicken wing from a big American bird. A little smaller than a chicken leg used to be years ago!

            1. re: meatn3
              hill food Sep 8, 2013 09:42 PM

              so a somewhat delicate size - good, as the big monster ones are a bit daunting.

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