Buttermilk Fried Frog Legs

Close your eyes and taste these deep fried frog legs. You might be surprised at how much the flavor resembles that of...
Buttermilk Fried Frog Legs

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Buttermilk Fried Frog Legs

Close your eyes and taste these deep fried frog legs. You might be surprised at how much the flavor resembles that of chicken.

 

Ingredients

  • 2/3 Cups corn flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 Pounds fresh frog legs
  • 1/3 Cup buttermilk
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • Lemon wedges, for serving

Directions

Combine the flour, salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a medium bowl, set aside. Dip the frog legs into the buttermilk. Then dredge them in the flour. Add 2 inches of oil to a medium pan and heat to 375 degrees F. Cook the frog legs in batches to not overcrowd the pan for 1 to 2 minutes per side. Drain on a paper towel lined plate. Keep warm in a 325 degree F oven until you are ready to serve. Serve with lemon wedges.

Buttermilk Shopping Tip

Southern food is a mixture of Native American, Creole, and European influences. Staples of this comfort food include corn (in all its forms), honey, chicken, pork, and seafood, all easily found at any neighborhood grocery store.

Buttermilk Cooking Tip

Southern and comfort food is often rich and heavy, be sure to include lots of greens and vegetables with these dishes.