09.12.2012

Frog Legs

Did I scare you all with the recipe name? Will you let me explain myself before you leave me!? Pretty please

 

 

Lets get gutsy already!

You know what I realized? Most of my recipes are not gutsy at all! I mean snickerdoodlesfruit leathers, and banana bread are great and all, but I think I have to step up the notch here with the “gutsyness”, don’t you agree? Or at least once in a while?!

Oh please!

Don’t judge or over exaggerate over my new gutsy recipes, promise? Ok! Here is my first really tasty treat for you to try! (My family thinks it tastes like chicken. You have probably over-heard this one, but it is true!) Try to stay calm as I introduce the frog legs to you.

Nutrition power house!

If this picture or the thought of frog legs tasting like chicken doesn’t do the trick then I know what might! Did you now that most people are deficient in vitamin A (read about it here!). That’s because people think they can get it in the form of veggies like carrots and kale..wrong! Your body is only efficient at absorbing vitamin A through animal products. Liver is extremely high in vitamin A, but I know some of you cannot choke down the taste.

It’s not that frog legs are easier to look at than beef liver, but they are tastier! Frog legs are super rich in protein, vitamin C, omega-3’s, potassium and vitamin A (in the form your body can use!) Hooray!

Frog Legs

 

Ingredients:

 

sauce:

  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 2 TBS butter


Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350.
  2. Rinse frog legs under cold water.
  3. Salt and pepper legs each side
  4. Heat 1 T oil and 1 T butter in a cast iron skillet.
  5. Add frog legs in hot oil and fry for 3 minutes on each side (golden brown)
  6. (While legs are cooking) make sauce. Add lemon juice, parsley, butter, garlic to small pan and let simmer for 6 minutes to reduce.
  7. Add sauce on top of frog legs.
  8. Transfer cast iron skillet in oven for 15 minutes (this ensures the legs are cooked through).
  9. Remove from oven.
  10. Serve on top of a bed of spinach and squeeze fresh lemons. Yum!
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~Stay Gutsy, Caroline

 

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Comments

  1. I used to eat these when I was little and my mom would make them. It’s been almost 35 years since I’ve tasted the treat. Do you know where I can buy frog legs or do I catch my own?

  2. Wow! This is new!

    Where do we get nutrient-rich frog legs??? (As opposed to farm-raised ones? I’m sure you know that the problem with most conventionally farmed food is that animal do not eat their natural diet, are more prone to disease, fed antibiotics, etc etc)

  3. Ana Rubio says:

    Hi, Caroline!

    It’s the first time that I comment here.

    Those frog legs do look like chicken wings (I love chicken wings), but I’m wondering where do you get them from? I’ve never seen frog legs on sale here (I live in Spain).

    Ana

    • Hi Ana! I love first time comments 🙂

      They taste like like chicken wings too! I got them from a seafood meat market around here in the frozen section. start asking around!

  4. Oh my goodness! Now THIS is gutsy! Where do you get frog legs? I want to try them now! I had escargot when I went to France years ago, but we never tried frog legs.

    • Ana Rubio says:

      Hi, Lauren!

      I’ve had escargot several times. They taste delicious with butter (or ghee) and parsley.

      Ana

    • Ana Rubio says:

      I know this is an old post, but my comment didn’t get published, so I try it again:

      Hi, Lauren!

      I have had escargot several times. They taste delicious with butter (or ghee) and parsley.

      Ana

  5. Catherine says:

    Could you post a meal plan – or a sampling of what you eat each day for meals? I’m curious to see what you eat, and how you stay full. I’m considering GAPS but I’m still nervous 🙂

  6. *Grins* Actually, you know, if I were ever stranded in a swamp, I guess it’d be good to know how to cook the one meat that I might be able to catch. 😉 Hee hee! It’d cost me a fortune to feed our family of these rather spendy items, but it sure is a novelty!

    Dolly
    Dollymadison.etsy.com
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  7. I love frog legs! Thanks for sharing a GAPS friendly recipe! I will try this soon!

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