Frog Leg Test Run

Discussion in 'Wild Game' started by ptcruiserguy, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. As I was wondering around Food City yesterday, I happened to stop by the Fresh Meat & Seafood Dept.

    I was gazing through the glass at all the nice lookin' shrimp, salmon, mahi mahi, and just happened upon

    some frog legs. Quite expensive little buggers they are, but I thought, why not? So I asked the lady for a 

    a pound, which she ended up using everything she had. (8 of them). She packed them on ice and gave them

    to me so I hurriedly headed home. Once home I got to thinking, okay if Frog Legs taste like chicken, then I will

    do them up like I would chicken. So I laid them out (after a cold wash), then sprayed with some EVOO, and sprinkled

    them with some of Jeff's Rub. Here is what that looked like:



    So I took them to the "no fail" MES 40 set at 225* and using my AMNS and some Hickory dust, I let em smoke 

    for just a bit over 2 hrs. Here are the results.


    Man they sure were good. But one thing for sure, they did "NOT" taste like chicken. The meat was tender not chewy like

    I would have thought. Had a slight gamey taste, but not over bearing. All in all, they were Great and I will definately

    do these again.

    Thanx for lookin and listenin.

    Happy Smokin'

  2. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wow it is interesting 
  3. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Frog leggs are good. I have never had them smoked but then I don't get flog legs too often around here. They are costly but worth it every now an then.
  4. xjcamaro

    xjcamaro Meat Mopper

    I love frog legs, ive only had them fried though, those look delicious. I might have to try to find me some frog legs around here!
  5. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    have a friend in the neighborhood who brings them up  from FL.... they are large in size and I love them........I never smoked them always fried.... egg, house of autry breader and some panko.....

    Yours looks great and will have to try them smoked next time.......

  6. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Wish I had a 1$ for everyone that I have caught in my life and there are some stories to go with them...Those look good.. Nice job !!!!
  7. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member


     Frog legs are great  fried. I bet they are fantastic w/ some smoke.
  8. larrym

    larrym Meat Mopper

    hmmm,, I see them a lot at Kroger and have eaten my share fried,, might have to try them in the smoker.  On a side note,, wife was reading paperwork on the AMNPS and wonders if I can do oysters.  Told her that I can now do everything,, once I know how :)
  9. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    Looks great[​IMG]Their is a buffet i go to that serves them.
  10. bluebombersfan

    bluebombersfan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    look good!  Would love to try them!
  11. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Your frog legs look great!

    Every time I cook them they are chewy.

    I guess I'll have to try smoking them.
  12. kingkoch42

    kingkoch42 Smoke Blower

    Last edited: Dec 9, 2011

  13. Well, I have done Oysters also and shrimp, and clams, and crab cakes.

    The AMNPS just makes things much easier. Cold smoking with it is a breeze.

    Todd IMHO, is a great man for inventing this gadget.

    Happy Smokin'

  14. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Not a big fan of smoked oysters . I like to charbroil them on the pit and ad some chunks to get a lil smoke flavor.
  15. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Great !

    I love frog legs---Much better than chicken IMO !!!

    My Son's deck overhangs a large pond.

    Every time the frogs get big enough & loud enough to keep him awake, he brings me a half dozen nice Bullfrogs.

  16. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    There is a Gambling joint not far from me that has some of the best ones I have ever eaten. They fry them but they will melt in your mouth they are on the buffet and that is all I eat when over there...
  17. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    They have them all over the place around here. Most are caught locally. 

    Like Roller said in the restaurants they are mostly fried, some sauteed in butter.

    They are all excellent, but when we cook them they are always chewy.

    I will have to try smoking them & see if that will do the trick.
  18. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Man those look good. I have never tried frog that I can remember but I really want to.
  19. bcl05

    bcl05 Newbie

    I had some fabulous frogs cooked on a stick over hot coals in china recently (whole frogs, not just legs).  They had a great sweet/smoky/spicy rub.  Street food in Beijing.  They were delicious!  This thread inspired me - I'm going to have to track some down and try them on the WSM....
  20. jdawg

    jdawg Fire Starter

    Makes me hungry.... They look great.

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