Monday, July 12, 2010

Frog Legs

Man I love frog legs! Just about every birthday frog legs will be my birthday supper. Don't they just look so cute in all their nakedness?
Sometimes they like to do a little synchronized dance first.
As you can clearly see, these are all females. I don't know why, but that's all that you can ever buy. However, we do occasionally find big frogs trying to hang out with our goldfish.

We named this one Lee Roy. Impressive, eh?
Get over it!  Some folks find that funny. Especially when they're hanging out at our favorite bar.
But I digress. Frying up a mess of these tasty amphibians is easy. First you're going to need a little flour seasoned with black pepper.
Next a little egg bath.
And finally some Italian bread crumbs.
Heat some vegetable oil to about 360 degrees. Or you can do it the old fashioned way like me and keep adding a small pinch of flour to the oil until it sizzles properly.
Now that you've got your frying station set up
powder down the first pair of frog gams in the seasoned flour.
Then into the egg bath.
Dredge through the seasoned bread crumbs.
And into the hot oil.
Repeat with the rest of them, cooking in batches so as not to crowd the frying pan. We like to cover the pan with a screen so that they don't try to jump out.
Cook to a golden brown on one side, flip 'em over and do the same to the other side.
And that's all there is to it.

2 comments:

  1. Tastes like chicken! Very tender chicken.

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  2. Too cute to eat. Glad you enjoy them...

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