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Frog recipes?
We had really good frog in San Francisco. The Vietnamese grocery store across the street from where Michael works sells frogs. Whole, live frogs.

A web search only gives me frog leg recipes, but I'm almost positive that the fried bits we had were more the just the legs.

It's a long shot, but anyone know how to cook an entire frog? I doubt the guy at the grocery store would be much help - there's not much English spoken there.

I'm tempted to try the frog leg recipes and just use all the bits that look edible...but I'm not sure how one goes about killing/cleaning the frog (hm, maybe they'll do that at the store for me...)

I did find this: The Culinary Herpetologist. Maybe I'll just wait until Amazon has it.

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kathygnome From: kathygnome Date: August 8th, 2005 04:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
=use only the finest baby frogs, dew picked and flown from Iraq, cleansed in finest quality spring water, lightly killed, and then sealed in a succulent Swiss quintuple smooth treble cream milk chocolate envelope and lovingly frosted with glucose.
skywhisperer From: skywhisperer Date: August 8th, 2005 04:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
*laugh* Do they have frogs in Iraq?
kathygnome From: kathygnome Date: August 8th, 2005 04:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Not anymore... 0.o
kathrynblogs From: kathrynblogs Date: August 8th, 2005 04:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Did it taste like chicken? If it did, you could buy... chicken and just say it was frog. Maybe dye it green? ;)
toohipanna From: toohipanna Date: August 8th, 2005 04:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
you need bullfrogs..the big ones..

cut the skin across the top of back..below the front legs, then pull the skin down with your finger. cut off the skin at the hind feet (ankles>?) then cut off the hind quarters at the small part of the body..you should have a pair of legs..connected ready for cooking.

use your favorite chicken recipe.
skywhisperer From: skywhisperer Date: August 8th, 2005 04:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Cool! Thanks!

(Nice to meet you - I friended you...)
acelightning From: acelightning Date: August 9th, 2005 02:30 am (UTC) (Link)
many general-purpose cookbooks include frog (or at least frogs' legs) under "seafood". and googling for +frog +recipe -drink} turned up quite a few different styles: (and to think i took care of my future daughter-in-law's pet frog for nearly a year, when she couldn't keep it in her college dorm...)
skywhisperer From: skywhisperer Date: August 9th, 2005 03:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, cool! Thanks! I expect we'll try some of these next week - I'll let you know how they come out. The stuffed one looks particularly interesting...
acelightning From: acelightning Date: August 9th, 2005 05:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
as for me... call me a pussy, but i'd rather listen to frogs than eat them.
alioth1 From: alioth1 Date: August 10th, 2005 06:52 am (UTC) (Link)
They taste pretty good. Honest! Not in the slightest bit slimy.
acelightning From: acelightning Date: August 10th, 2005 08:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
oh, i know they aren't slimy - i have a pretty good idea of the texture. i'm just a wuss when it comes to certain things. in this case, i just can't bring myself to eat the meat of any kind of critter i've ever cared for as a pet. as i mentioned, my future daughter-in-law had a pet frog for most of her undergraduate years. one year, though, her dorm room was always too cold for the frog's well-being, but a tank heater or a "hot rock" were both too hot for the silly thing. my son would have taken care of the frog for her - he bought it for her in the first place - but he was going to school 3000 miles away. so i got to take care of the frog for a year.

somehow, once i've held a living animal's body in my hands, fed it, possibly given it medicine, cleaned up its messes, and so forth, i just can't think of that kind of creature as "food". so this excludes from my diet frogs, fish, mice, gerbils, rabbits, and cats. and i probably wouldn't eat snake, either, because snakes are pretty.

yeah, i know... good thing i've never had a pet cow.

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