I try anything once before I say, "I don't like it." How else would you know? Frog legs are ones that I'm glad I tried. My mother cooked them in a curry sauce when I was about 12 years old. Now I do these like batter-fried fish. Don't fret. They tastes just like chicken, just juicier. Who doesn't like fried food, anyways? —DinnerDiva PGH
Battered Frog Legs
flour (by weight)
separated small frog legs
seasoned rice wine vinegar
Tangy Sweet Garlic-Chili Sauce
freshly-squeezed lime juice
sweet chili sauce
In This Recipe
Heat oil in deep fryer to 365 degrees F.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk beaten eggs and sparkling wine together.
Set aside 4 ounces of flour; mix remaining flour with baking powder, salt and white pepper in a medium bowl.
Incorporate seasoned flour mix with wet ingredients in large bowl until lumps are gone.
Pour seasoned rice vinegar over individual frog legs arranged in a single layer on the bottom of a non-reactive baking pan or dish. Let sit for 8 minutes.
To make the sauce, set aside two tablespoons sliced scallions; mix all remaining components in a small bowl.
When oil reaches to set temperature, drain frog legs.
Using a pair of tongs, pick up a frog leg from the skinny end. Lightly coat with flour reserved earlier; dip in batter; and fry in oil. Repeat this step until no more than 10 frog legs are in fryer at one time.
Remove frog legs, most likely in the order they went into fryer, after about 2-3 minutes of cooking or when they float to the surface and internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. Place on paper towel.
Applying the previous two steps, finish preparing the rest of the frog legs,
Place fried frog legs on a serving plate or platter; pour sauce over. Garnish with sliced scallions reserved earlier.