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Stir Fried Frog Leg With Onion and Ginger (Sweet Chicken)

Do you watch Bizarre Food by Andrew Zimmern??.Or do you watch him eating Frog Leg in one of his show?.Well,I'm not Andrew or Bizarre but I do eat Frog Leg.Let me tell you,it's a really good dish not disgusting at all!!I remember years ago a friend of mine invited me to have dinner at Chinese restaurant on Avenue U in Brooklyn.He asked me to take a bite of "Sweet Chicken"(Cantonese translation "Tiam Kai") when I keep staring at the dish.He assure me the unusual dish is delicious .To my surprised,the frog leg texture is really soft and tender.I never cook frog leg in my kitchen so far until I saw it at Asian market in frozen section.Well,frog leg is a famous delicacy in Vietnamese and Chinese dishes.


Ingredients:


4-6 pieces or 1 packet frozen frog legs(clean and thawed)


5-6 cloves fresh garlic(minced)

2 inch ginger( sliced thin)


1 large onion(cut)


4-5 thai's chili(cut)


1 tbsp soy sauce


1 tbsp oyster sauce


1 tbsp fish oil


2 tbsp sugar


2 tbsp oil


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Method:


1:Wash and cut the frog leg into 2 pieces.Heat skillet or wok in medium heat,add in oil ,ginger and garlic.


2:Saute garlic and thai's chili,add in frog leg,soy sauce,oyster sauce,fish oil and sugar.


3:Stir fried above ingredients for 10-15 minutes.Lastly add in onion and saute for another 5 minutes.Serve warm with rice.


The only edible part of a frog is its hind legs. The delicate meat is tender and lightly sweet and can be most closely compared to the white meat of a very young chicken.

Elliot keep telling his friends that I'm eating Sweet Chicken"Frog Leg".I guess American find eating frog leg as delicacy is so bizarre.Trust me,French and Caribbean do eat this delicacy..


Note:


You can coated the frog leg with flour and deep fried until crispy before caramelized with sauce.That is another alternative style of cooking frog leg.Don't be afraid of frog leg.You can buy ready clean frog leg ,so no much work needed or you can try to order this dish in Asian restaurant..Enjoy!


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8 comments:

[eatingclub] vancouver || js said...
July 1, 2008 at 2:06 AM

Frog legs are delicious!

I greedily scarfed them down as a kid, especially deep fried in spicy salt.

Here in Vancouver, I haven't been to a restaurant that serves frog legs, but I've seen the frogs for sale sometimes. They're not cleaned though so I hesitate to buy them.

Thank you for posting about frog legs. There's so much variety in food that I love seeing and/or hearing about them. It's a sad day when all we have to eat is chicken.

tigerfish said...
July 1, 2008 at 10:16 AM

I love frog legs! You've got to get non-frozen ones and cook it. There will be a difference.

You can try Kung Po Frog Legs. Usually Kung Po and Ginger Green Onion are the two most popular ways to cook frog legs. I promise myself to eat this when I get back to Singapore :D

Little Corner of Mine said...
July 1, 2008 at 11:41 AM

I love frog leg too but have yet to cook it myself. Like Tigerfish, I had some frog legs while in M'sia. I think we paid double in King Crabs but delicious though! The Chinese restaurants up in Denver actually sell frog legs. When I collect enough money (from PPP), I should order some frog legs huh?

ICook4Fun said...
July 1, 2008 at 4:05 PM

We like to cook frog legs with porridge. I saw some frozen one in the Asian store but never thought of buying it.

Anna said...
July 1, 2008 at 10:44 PM

Hi, actually it's not 'tiam kai' or 'sweet chicken'. It is 'teenh kai'. 'Teenh kai' in cantonese means 'paddy chicken' because the frogs are usually found in paddy (rice) fields.

Beachlover said...
July 3, 2008 at 9:33 AM

js:
try chinese restaurant not american chinese restaurant,they do serve frog legs ,I guess.Thank you for dropping by:))

tigerfish:
oh!! don't forget to take xtra photo when you eat frong legs in Singapore!!


LCOM:
I hope to to see you eating frog legs soon with PPP $$!!

icook4fun:
I see they sell the fresh frog but afraid to buy it even they cut and clean for me,when I see the thingy jump ,so I just buy the frozen and clean one in frezzer!!lol!!

anna:
I didn't know there is a different between both frog legs.thanks for your informations:))

mycookinghut said...
July 12, 2008 at 8:07 AM

Frog legs!!!! Something that I have had for years!! I remember when I was young, this was something that I never missed to ask my parents to order when we were to restaurants!! And I missed Kung Po frog legs that tigerfish mentioned!

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Hi!! My name is Lesley and I'm a simple SAHM(stay at home mom) who currantly live in Long Island,New York with my daughter Mishu and hubby Eliot .I'm Malaysian who live in US and A for many many moon and I'm also a person who love to eat, cook and bake. If you have any suggestions ,questions or comments please feel free to email me at beachlover1917(at)yahoo(dot)com. To know more about my life or my kitchen you can always hop over to my other 2 blog.