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13 July 2014 @ 05:33 pm
boing boing munch  

Yesterday I made some truly good frog legs, from a guy at the local market who has them every now and then.  I just put some flour, garlic salt, paprika, and pepper in a paper bag, and shook the legs up in there until they were lightly coated.  Fried them up in a mixture of light olive oil and butter.

Just like fried chicken legs, if chickens were small amphibians.

Usually you get flash-frozen frog legs from Japan, or somewhere else in Asia, frozen for the Japanese market, weeks or months old.  These are local and fresh, and the difference is profound.

Of course I did hop around the kitchen for awhile . . . .

Joe

 
 
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joe_haldemanjoe_haldeman on July 13th, 2014 09:54 pm (UTC)
frog legs in G'ville
Let me add for the benefit of my few local folks that the source for those good frog legs was Wild Man Foods in Hawthorne. They had a booth at the Wednesday market.

They also have smoked mullet and wild shrimp, both very good. Also grassfed beef, which is expensive but wonderful for a special occasion. Rabbit, quail, wild hog.

They're at 352-562-5138.

Joe
EMT_Hawkemt_hawk on July 13th, 2014 11:26 pm (UTC)
How Could You!!!???
The dollies for froggies program is underfunded!

Now we'll see froggies sitting out on street corners with a tin cup selling pencils for a nickle each, or something, until they can afford frogonic legs.

--Hawk
richardthe23rdrichardthe23rd on July 14th, 2014 05:29 pm (UTC)
When I used to film TCU Horned Frogs football games, they served us frog legs in the press deck after one game.
Karenklwilliams on July 15th, 2014 12:08 am (UTC)
My husband, desperance, ate lamb's eyes for dinner last night, for the first time. He also sawed his first lamb's head in half. I think the two of you would have great culinary conversations.
(Anonymous) on July 15th, 2014 12:43 pm (UTC)
You only get one "first time" for some experiences, like sawing a lamb's head in two. You can do it with a goat, but it's not the same.

Joe
outerjeniseouterjenise on July 17th, 2014 05:46 pm (UTC)
Now, why don't we have frog legs at farmers' markets in Massachusetts? It's not like we have no frogs. Wild hogs, not so much, but why not frogs? And what about venison, elk, moose? I've seen these in NH farmers' markets. Are we just too civilized here in Bostonland?

By all which I mean, SO JEALOUS.
(Anonymous) on July 26th, 2014 11:39 pm (UTC)
Frogs . . .
Well, outerjenise, there are some (French-speaking) parts of the world where not having frogs' legs in the market would be the opposite of "too civilized" . . . .
(Anonymous) on July 26th, 2014 11:36 pm (UTC)
Frogs and more frogs
Well, the fact that we don't have frog's legs in the market would actually not be a sign of civilization in some (French-speaking) parts of the world . . . .
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