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Fried Frog Legs

No recipe image available.Popular fare in southern Louisiana, many claim that fried frog legs taste just like chicken.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 pounds frog legs
2 large eggs, beaten
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground pepper to taste
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs
Vegetable oil

Cooking Directions:

  1. Arrange frog legs in a shallow container.
  2. Combine eggs, mayonnaise, cornstarch, lemon juice, baking powder, salt and pepper; stir until smooth. Pour over frog legs; cover and chill for a minimum of 30 minutes.
  3. Combine flour and bread crumbs in a plastic bag.
  4. Remove legs from marinade, shaking off excess; place 2 or 3 legs at a time in flour mixture. Close bag securely; shake until legs are well coated.
  5. Pour oil to depth of 2 to 3-inches into a Dutch oven or deep-fat fryer and heat to 375°F (190°C).
  6. Fry a few legs at a time for 1 to 2 minutes or until dark golden brown; drain on paper towels.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.