If you're lost in the jungle or there's a natural disaster like a hurricane you can always eat frog legs as survival food. Years ago I had frog legs and remembered them to be quite tasty. I remember gigging for frogs with an old boyfriend in a pond somewhere. We used a fishing pole with a red strip of cloth on the hook. The frogs are attracted to the red material, perhaps thinking it's a worm. The frog above is about the size of a half dollar piece; he was by our back door. These days I couldn't go gigging for frogs, I really should be a vegetarian, perhaps just eat fish and vegetables. It doesn't hurt to know how to survive though.
The other day at the farmer's market I saw fresh frog legs so I thought I'd try them again. My gentle readers I have spared you the more graphic photos I took of the legs before breading. In this post I realize my blog is certainly a contradictory juxtaposition of ideas and theories; such is my life. The vase below is from the last firing. I left the exterior unglazed and used green on the bottom and interior. I wish I had used black, but I don't have a good black, must work on that.
I parboiled the legs for three minutes, then let them cool. Next I dipped the legs in gluten free cracker crumbs, then in beaten eggs, then in cornmeal. I got some fresh ground cornmeal at the farmer's market. It was ground by a 75 year old gentleman with a portable grist mill engine which sips fuel. I sauteed them in some melted butter and olive oil till they were crunchy on one side, then flipped them over to brown the other side. I served them with stone ground mustard as a dipping sauce. The photo below is the interior of the vase, the green did some interesting things almost like clouds. With the firing schedule I use I can get some great glaze results, but most often they happen on the interior, I may tweak the schedule a bit to see if I can get them on the outside of pieces where they'd be more visible.
The frog legs were a novelty to eat but didn't seem as tasty as I remembered them from the past. A bisque load is cooling and I intend to load and fire a glaze load right away. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.