Frog legs are a very popular dish in French cuisine and are particularly traditional in the region of the Dombes (département of Ain). They can also be found in French-speaking Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Portugal, Louisiana and the Caribbean and in general in South and East Asia and parts of Africa as a delicacy.
The meat of the frog legs recalls in taste and texture to that of a young chicken. Usually only the hind legs with the lower part of the spine are used from various types of frogs, especially from the family of the Real frogs (Ranidae) and their closer relatives.
While frogs were caught for human consumption in Europe until the 20th century they are mainly imported from Asia today. The main customer in Europe is France with 150 million frogs’ legs per year.
How to eat Frog Legs
The easiest way is to simply eat frog legs with your hands in the same way as you would eat chicken legs. If you are in a fancy restaurant or at a more formal dinner you can separate the large joint of the frog leg with a knife and fork and then either use just one hand to hold it or simply use the knife and fork to cut off small pieces that you can eat in one bite.
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