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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

I Made Frog Legs!

This was a new experience and culinary adventure for me, so I thought I'd share.

Our King Soopers had frog legs available a few months ago, which was unusual since we have probably the least creative King Soopers in the state.  But anyway, we bought some and put them in the freezer until we felt ready to give them a try.

Having never done this before, I looked around online for a good recipe--one that sounded tasty and would also be easy to make.  I found this one, which I modified both intentionally and unintentionally.  As a result, my Sauteed Frog Legs turned out more like Frog Leg Scampi, which was fine by us.  And it was very tasty!

Here's what I did:

3 tablespoons butter
2 cloves garlic, minced (I probably used more, can't remember--I love garlic)
1/2 tablespoon dried parsley
dash salt
dash pepper
2 pairs of frog legs

Melt butter in a skillet over medium head.  Add garlic and spices and sautee for about a minute.  Add frog legs and sautee until tender.

We served it with brown rice and salads.  Now, one pair of frog legs is a pretty small serving of meat (we didn't know) so we'd probably get a little more next time.

Of course, the recipe I loosely followed gave no real indication of how long it would take to sautee them, but I'd say it was between 5 and 10 minutes.  I just kept turning them until a few pieces of meat were starting to fall off the bone.

The meat tasted like a cross between fish and shellfish.  It had more of a fish flavor with a shellfish texture (or that might have been reversed--sorry, this was a few weeks ago.)  Either way, we liked it.  We wouldn't go out of our way to have it every week or anything, but we'd definitely have it again.  Our son wasn't very interested, but that just meant more for us.

We got to wondering why people just eat frog legs and not whole frogs.  Is it that the legs are the only part with enough meat?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And now all the google adsense ads are for FOOD. But not frog legs.

That's hilarious.