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Wed Nov 30, 2016, 05:06 PM

Simple question - are frog legs

imports?

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Reply Simple question - are frog legs (Original post)
malaise Nov 2016 OP
DemocratSinceBirth Nov 2016 #1
malaise Nov 2016 #2
DemocratSinceBirth Nov 2016 #3
gratuitous Nov 2016 #4
Warpy Nov 2016 #5
jpak Nov 2016 #9
Warpy Dec 2016 #18
SaschaHM Nov 2016 #6
SeattleVet Nov 2016 #7
Freddie Nov 2016 #13
SeattleVet Nov 2016 #17
jmowreader Nov 2016 #8
malaise Nov 2016 #11
csziggy Nov 2016 #10
malaise Nov 2016 #12
MrScorpio Nov 2016 #14
MFM008 Nov 2016 #15
ileus Nov 2016 #16
MineralMan Dec 2016 #19
Orsino Dec 2016 #20

Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Nov 30, 2016, 05:07 PM

1. Even if I was rich, malaise, I wouldn't think that crap is a freaking delicacy.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 30, 2016, 05:09 PM

2. Same here

I pass - but these men are making America great dining on imports? I don't get it.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Nov 30, 2016, 05:09 PM

3. They just should walk near a Florida lake.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Nov 30, 2016, 05:17 PM

4. Oh come on!

Regular Americans, good ol' boys, enjoy a nice plate of frogs' legs every now and then. You know what's really weird in our culture? Orange juice with breakfast.

Would I kid you:

http://mediamatters.org/video/2008/04/11/on-hardball-matthews-and-shuster-critiqued-obam/143185

Yes, that's Chris Matthews, hero to some around DU, scoring candidate Obama in 2008 for asking for orange juice with his breakfast instead of good old All American coffee, like a real American would.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Nov 30, 2016, 05:19 PM

5. No. Kids used to go out and "gig a few frogs" near rivers and creeks

in various areas I lived in when I was a kid. Froggy's legs would hit the dinner table that night and I imagined Froggy was left on a dolly with a little tin begging cup. Anywhere there was a large French or western border German population, people ate frog. I suspect my dad caught ours, they only appeared when he'd been home for at least a day.

They might be imported for the rich man's table. I've seen them for sale only one place, frozen in the basement of Safeway International in DC. I would imagine they still carry them.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 30, 2016, 06:00 PM

9. I had a favorite restaurant in Lac Megantic Quebec that served...

Frog Legs

Escargot

Scallops

and

Salt Cod

as their "special"

My dates loved it - eventually...

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Response to jpak (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 1, 2016, 02:12 AM

18. Escargot were always like garlicky bicycle tires

and salt cod always tasted slightly spoilt unless you did a hell of a lot to it. However, I used to buy sea scallops right off the boat and shuck them myself, so I'm with you there.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Nov 30, 2016, 05:20 PM

6. Do people consider them delicacies?

They sell them in the supermarket in my hometown every once in a while. I had them once as a kid. They were fine, but I wouldn't be spending what Trump/Romney dumped on them.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Nov 30, 2016, 05:35 PM

7. I've got a pack in the freezer.

I think these were imports (I'd have to go out to the garage and dig through to find out), but I've seen both import and domestic.

Used to be pretty common when I was growing up. My mother used to make them every so often...they used to be pretty cheap. Quick and easy to make, and very tender and tasty.

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Response to SeattleVet (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 30, 2016, 06:20 PM

13. How do you cook them?

Not that I would, just curious

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Response to Freddie (Reply #13)

Wed Nov 30, 2016, 07:06 PM

17. I usually sautee them in a little oil...

then add a touch of lemon juice, and maybe some herbs. You can also flour-dredge then lightly batter/bread. It's a very white, delicate flavored meat, and doesn't take much to completely overpower the taste.

The muscles do twitch when you first salt them, though, and the moving legs turn some off, for some reason

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Nov 30, 2016, 05:45 PM

8. Don't you mean "freedom legs"?

I see what you did there. Be nice to France.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 30, 2016, 06:05 PM

11. Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Nov 30, 2016, 06:03 PM

10. They could be

But they always make me think of this Sam Gross cartoon:

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Response to csziggy (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 30, 2016, 06:05 PM

12. Oh My

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Nov 30, 2016, 06:20 PM

14. They're the new crow.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Nov 30, 2016, 06:25 PM

15. Hoping they are rich in

Artery clogging cholesterol. ....

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Nov 30, 2016, 06:32 PM

16. You can gig them just about anywhere.

Darned tasty that's for sure.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Dec 1, 2016, 09:18 AM

19. Most of those available for purchase are imported.

Typically, they come frozen from Vietnam, Thailand and other countries in the region. There are frog farms in the US, but not many.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Dec 1, 2016, 09:24 AM

20. They are painkillers, clearly, and should be regulated as such. n/t

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