A Brit, a Yank and a Kitchen

Wednesday, February 28

Frogs Legs in White Wine

Ahhh... yet another reason that I love my Silver Spoon cookbook. What other cookbook offers and ENTIRE SECTION dedicated to our little Kermit friends?

Its been quite a while since I had frog legs... the last time being at a French restaurant as an appetizer.. and I really wanted to recapture the lemony garlic flavor that they created, they were so wonderfully light and delicate.

In the end I opted for the Silver Spoons "Frogs in White Wine"... and modified it a tiny bit.

Unfortunately I think the legs might have been thawed and refrozen.. or just frozen way too long.. as they turned out more chewy than I had hoped. I've decided next time I will try to get them fresh from Claytons... or else slow cook them in a Gumbo or somesuch.

I will also confess I took some sick pleasure in making the legs dance around a bit in a little froggie chorus line before tossing them in the pan. I couldnt resist.

Bring 1 c white wine and 1 c chicken broth to a boil in a large pan. Add onions, salt pepper and freshly chopped parsley. Add frog legs and cook for about 10 mins. Remove legs. Strain the cooking liquid and bring back to a boil. From 1 T flour and 1 T butter create a roux. Add this to the cooking liquids. Return legs for about 5 more minutes. Remove from heat and add 2 beaten egg yolks combined with the juice of 1 lemon. Stir til encorporated and serve.

I suppose you could do this with shrimp... but then youd miss out on the fun of the chorus line now wouldnt you?


Anonymous suanne said...

Looks scrumptious. Chinese loves to stir fry frog legs with ginger and green onions.

4:08 PM  
Blogger Susan in Italy said...

Yeah, a shrimp chorus line just wouldn't be the same.

8:05 AM  
Blogger ros said...

Last time I made octopus I made it do a little tapdance before it wnet in the pot. Octopuses are good tapdancers!

Frogs' legs are one thing I never see in the shops here. It desne't bother me too much because i can take them or leave them. But it is rather odd given that the rest of Europe like them so much.

That recipe sounds like it would suit the frogs' legs really well.

10:37 AM  
Blogger wheresmymind said...

aww...Kermit...poor little froggy

9:55 PM  

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