How To Lollipop Frog Legs in 5 Easy Steps
So you're a brave heart willing to tangle with venemous slitherers under cover of night for trophy Hoppers? Or, you might be so deep into the locavore movement that you are willing to get boots sucked out from under you in knee high muck to bag a heap of croakers in a mosquito infested Tennessee swamp? Either way, you probably already know how to clean and dress frogs and have an old family recipe that's been handed down the family tree. But if you want to get a bit schmancy next time, or have never lollipopped frog legs and are wondering how, here are 5 easy step that will up your wild kitchen skills.
#1 Start lollipopping by cutting the legs into two; one nice slice and bone crunch on each side of the tail bone.
#2 Slip the tip of the knife between the tibiofibular bone and the calf muscle.
#3 Slide knife along the tibiofibula to release the calf muscle
#4 Pull back the calf muscle to expose the tibiofibular.
#5 Different angle showing the stripping of the calf muscle. Once the “calf” muscle has been detached with the tip of a knife, strip the flesh off the bone by pulling and scraping. That's all there is to it!
Left wondering what to do with these happy hoppers? Take a look at this recipe for Frog Leg Lollipops served up 3 Ways! Sure to please sweet, hot, and tangy tastebuds!