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This is Frog Legs Day. Most people turn up their noses at the idea of eating frog legs, but if they had ever tried them (and they probably haven't), they would wonder what the problem was. Frog legs have a texture similar to but lighter than chicken. There is no flavor affinity at all, no matter what you've heard. Nor do they taste like fish. The only meat that reminds me of frog legs is alligator. ¶ Bullfrogs--whose legs can be larger than chicken wings--are the most common along the Gulf Coast. More prized are the legs of smaller frogs from a genus known descriptively enough as "edible frogs." They're usually sold by the pair, and include the small foot. ¶ Frog legs are mild enough in flavor that they're usually served with a light butter sauce, often with a touch of garlic and herbs.Continue reading
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