Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, these fried frog legs are a perfect appetizer that’s easy to make and sure to impress. The secret is to coat the frog with a thin layer of flour before frying, resulting in a succulent texture and unbelievable flavor. Within less than 30 minutes, you’ll be serving up a plate of tender and flavorful frog legs.
What Do Frogs’ Legs Taste Like?
The texture is similar to chicken meat but so much tender. They taste like a cross between chicken and fish.
Tips and Tricks
- For best results, ensure the oil stays at a steady temperature so your frog legs can cook evenly.
- Don’t overcook your fried frogs, otherwise, they’ll be too chewy.
- Be sure not to overcrowd the pan when frying.
What To Serve With Frog Legs?
Like the fried octopus, frog legs are usually served as an appetizer, but you can also pair them with a main course. Here are some of our favorite dishes to serve with frog legs:
- Vegetables such as broccoli, carrots, or coleslaw
- Pasta Dish
- Mashed Potatoes
Is Frog Leg Safe to Eat?
Frog legs are as safe to eat as chicken or beef. Make sure to wash them carefully before cooking.
Are Frog Legs Good for You?
Frog legs have many health benefits as they are rich in vitamins and minerals. They also contain potassium, calcium, magnesium, and zinc, etc.
Perfect Fried Frogs Legs Recipe
- 1 pound frog legs
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon dry oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- vegetable oil for frying
Coat the Frog Legs
- Clean the frog legs and pat dry with paper towels.
- Whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, dry oregano, ground black pepper, and cayenne in a large bowl.
- Toss the frog legs in the flour mixture. Coat evenly.
Fry the Frog Legs
- Add 4-inches of oil to a small pot over medium-high heat. Heat the oil to 350°F. If you don’t have a candy thermometer, you can test your oil by sprinkling some flour. If it starts bubbling and it’s ready.
- Once the oil is ready, gently add a few frog legs to the oil using a pair of kitchen tongs. Fry for about 3 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove the frog legs from the oil and place them onto the paper towel on top of a wire rack. Season with salt immediately. Repeat for the rest of the frog legs. Serve with lemon wedges and enjoy!
- Make sure the oil temperature stays between 300-350˚ F. The temperature may drop slightly after you add the frog legs, so adjust the heat accordingly.