Frog legs

22 Jun

Frog legs are one of the better-known delicacies of French and Cantonese cuisine. They are also eaten in other regions, such as Thailand, Vietnam, the region of Alentejo in Portugal, Spain, Slovenia, northwest Greece, and the Piemonte region in Italy, as well as the Southern regions of the United States.

Currently the world’s largest exporter of frogs is Indonesia, also a large consumer. In regions such as Brazil, Mexico and the Caribbean many frogs are still caught wild. A type of frog called the edible frog is most often used for this dish. Frog legs are rich in protein, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin a and potassium. They are often said to taste like chicken because of their mild flavor, with a texture most similar to chicken wings.

Here in my country they are served at two restaurants only. As I heard they are illegal to serve so they are hidden from the menu and can be ordered only if you know somebody from the restaurant.
So, not so many people in my country have tried these. I must be one of the lucky ones.
My friends were so skeptic about trying them, but I am always open for trying new specialities. Anyways, we ordered a huge plate for 4 persons (they only had grilled ones) . I do think they taste like chicken and I was the first to try them so I can give a green light to others 🙂 Here is how they looked like.

Frog legs Grilled

So we went for a search so we can find the other restaurant which serves them battered and deep fried. I personally liked the deep fried ones more

Deep fried frog legs

So, which one do you prefer? Are there other variations of Frog legs (cooked,baked…)?
Are they legal in your country? Do you like them?

Carpe diem,

Bella

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2 Responses to “Frog legs”

  1. kathryn2013 July 17, 2012 at 8:57 PM #

    Really interesting recipe.

  2. dudewhatsmyfood November 12, 2012 at 11:35 PM #

    Frog legs are delicious!

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