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Butter Fragranced Frog Legs Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Butter Fragranced Frog Legs

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"This is a very popular dish in most Asian seafood restaurants. The crispy breaded frog legs blend very well with the melted garlic butter sauce. I serve mine on a platter garnished with lettuce leaves, sliced tomatoes, and lime wedges. Enjoy!"

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Original recipe makes 3 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    55 mins


  1. Place the frog legs into a bowl and sprinkle with a mixture of 2 teaspoons sugar, garlic salt, and black pepper. Toss until evenly coated, then set aside to marinate for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat at least 2 inches of oil in a large, heavy pot to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. Mix the frog legs in the beaten egg to coat, then drain off excess. Toss in cornstarch, and shake off excess. Fry in hot oil until golden brown and cooked through; 4 to 5 minutes. Turn once to insure they cook evenly.
  4. While the frog legs are cooking, melt butter in a small skillet over medium heat; stir in 2 teaspoons of minced garlic. Cook gently for about 3 minutes until the garlic softens, season with salt to taste.
  5. When the frog legs have finished cooking, drain well on paper towels, then place onto a serving dish. Pour garlic-butter sauce overtop; serve with dipping sauce.
  6. To make the dipping sauce, stir together the soy sauce, lime juice, chili paste, 1 teaspoon of sugar, and 1 teaspoon of minced garlic in a small bowl. Season to taste with sesame oil if desired.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 19, 2011

The frog legs were awesome with the butter garlic sauce but we all thought that there was just a bit too much salt when adding in the soy sauce. I would for sure half it or dilute it.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 12, 2014

My boyfriend and I tried this. We weren't impressed. It tasted very fishy. Maybe we got old frog legs? Or maybe we don't like frog legs since neither of us have had frog legs before.


8 Ratings

Apr 26, 2010

These were delicious! I was a frog leg novice until today. This is simple to prepare. In fact, I blogged about this recipe. The only change I made was to add a little water to the beaten egg. I'm not sure it would coat an entire pound of frog legs otherwise. One part of this recipe puzzled me: it calls for chili paste or chili sauce. After getting some guidance on the Recipe Exchange, I went shopping for some Asian Chili Sauce. I bought two types, sweet and hot, divided the sauce, and made some of each. Both were delicious. I will make this recipe again, even though I couldn't convince any one else to try it. Maybe next time!

Aug 02, 2010

Good. Really good. Four middle school aged boys at home and they loved it, especially the dipping sauce. Very tasty!

Jan 14, 2011

It was good. Best to eat fresh though.

Dec 05, 2012

I love it! The seasoning was excellent! I just realized I forgot the cornstarch,but it was minor. The dipping sauce is too salty so I added more sugar.


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  • Calories
  • 433 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 37.3 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 158 mg
  • 53%
  • Fat
  • 18 g
  • 28%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 28.8 g
  • 58%
  • Sodium
  • 2774 mg
  • 111%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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