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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...
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.

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4
Servings
600
Calories Per Serving

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
42g
64%
Sugar
1g
N/A
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Cholesterol
114mg
38%
Protein
40g
79%
Carbs
16g
5%
Vitamin A
41µg
5%
Vitamin B12
1µg
15.9%
Vitamin B6
0.4mg
19.2%
Vitamin C
0.3mg
0.5%
Vitamin D
0.5µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
11mg
55%
Vitamin K
0.3µg
0.4%
Calcium
92mg
9%
Fiber
1g
5%
Folate (food)
41µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
99µg
25%
Folic acid
34µg
N/A
Iron
5mg
28%
Magnesium
66mg
17%
Monounsaturated
29g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
5mg
23%
Phosphorus
399mg
57%
Polyunsaturated
7g
N/A
Potassium
739mg
21%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.8mg
44.3%
Sodium
244mg
10%
Thiamin (B1)
0.6mg
40.6%
Trans
0.3g
N/A
Zinc
3mg
18%