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Frogs' legs - Cajun style

Frogs' legs - Cajun style

Louisiana’s cuisine has been influenced by many French culinary traditions – hence, frogs’ legs! Obviously, Cajun cooks embraced the opportunity to give this classic an inimitable Bayou-twist by using their emblematic spice blend!  

Ingredients

  • 1 lb frogs’ legs
  • ½ cup flour
  • 3 Tbsp Cajun spice blend, ground 
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil 
  • 2 Tbsp butter  
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped  
  • ¼ cup parsley, chopped  
  • 4 green onions, chopped 
  • 2-3 Tbsp lemon juice 
  • Lemon, to garnish

Method

  1. 1

    Rinse and sponge dry the legs using a paper towel.  

  2. 2

    Mix flour and 1 Tbsp ground, Cajun spice blend in a bowl, roll the frogs’s legs in the blend, covering throughly. Shake off any excess seasonings and place legs on a plate.

  3. 3

    Season legs with reamaining spices, salt and pepper. Roll legs in the plate, taking care that spices adhere well.

  4. 4

    Heat a large pan on medium. Pour in oil then legs.

  5. 5

    Brown 3-4 minutes then turn over. Cook for another 2 minutes.

  6. 6

    Add butter and chopped garlic. Sauter for 30 seconds, while shaking the pot. Add parsley, green onions and lemon juice. Mix delicately and serve with lemon wedges.

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