When growing up on the farm my brother and I used to head over to the neighbors pond right after dark to gig for frogs. We had homemade gigs made of old broom sticks with the gig (pronged spear) fastened to the end. Despite the black pitch of the night along with bugs and weeds we were determined to catch some frogs. With a quick and direct ray from the flashlight to blind them (this was my job)
my brother would take on the precise task of gigging them.
These delightful little delicacies were special then just as they are now. I had the surprised pleasure of spotting some in the seafood case at the local market, all ready to be cooked up; much easier than gigging for them….
Blackened Frog Legs
by The Gourmet Farm Girl
1 pound fresh frog legs
1 tablespoon of your favorite blackened seasoning
1-2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Rinse the frog legs in cold water and pat dry; place in a cast iron skillet with the oil or a heavy oven proof skillet and season both sides with seasoning. Fry on medium to medium high heat 4-5 minutes on each side (till meat starts to fall from the bones) remove from heat and place under oven broiler for
2-3 minutes to brown. Serve immediately
1 pound equals 4 frogs (approx)
This will serve two; double or triple if serving more