Lemon and Garlic Frog Legs
People generally say that frog legs taste like chicken, but they're more likely to have a seafood or fishy taste. The only part of the frog that is generally eaten are the hind legs.
INGREDIENTS | SERVES 4
2 tablespoons butter
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
¼ cup water
1 bay leaf
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
Juice from 1 lemon
1 tablespoon olive oil
8 frog legs
Place a skillet over medium heat. Once it's heated add 1 tablespoon of the butter. When the butter has melted, add the shallots and stir frequently for 3–5 minutes. Add the garlic and stir continually for 1 minute.
Add the vinegar to the skillet and scrape the bottom. Add the water, bay leaf, salt, pepper, and lemon juice. Cook for 7–10 minutes, or until most of the liquid has evaporated.
Add the rest of the butter and olive oil. Once the butter has melted, add the legs and cook for 2–3 minutes on each side until browned. Remove the legs from the pan and keep warm. Remove the bay leaf.
Add 2 tablespoons of water if necessary to stir the pan drippings into a light sauce. Pour the sauce over the frog legs and serve while warm.
Frogs Aren't Just for the French
Frog legs are often seen as a very French dish, but they have a long culinary history in America. They were, and continue to be, popular in the South. Frogs are also eaten in Asia, southern Europe, and the Mediterranean.