All-American Soul Food Fried Frog Legs

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Today we are featuring one of the many Soul Food dishes from the All-American/Southern Soul Food page here on Ethnic foods R Us. This super delicious Soul Food Fried Frog Legs recipe is a prime example of American Soul Food at its ethnic and cultural finest!

Soul Food Fried Frog Legs

(Photo Attributed to Author: Chef Sean Christopher)

Southern Fried Frog Legs are as Deep South an American Soul Food dish as you can get. Please, if you prepare some, purchase farm-raised frog legs, as frogs are becoming an endangered species in the wild. And we need them to keep our precious natural environment in balance.

Soul Food Fried Frog Legs Recipe-


(makes 6 servings)


  1. If your frog legs are still with skins on, remove the skins, rinse the legs well and dry them with cloth or paper towel, then set aside.
  2. Using a large resealable plastic bag, place inside the flour, cornmeal, crushed crackers, minced onion, salt and pepper, then seal the bag and shake it well until the mixture is thoroughly blended.
  3. Whisk the milk and eggs together in a bowl.
  4. Using a large skillet or saucepan, put both oils in it, and turn the heat up to medium high. The amount of oil you will need depends on the size of your skillet—you want the oil to be about ½” deep, and keeping a ratio of 2 to 1 with the vegetable oil to peanut oil.
  5. Now dredge the frog legs through the egg and milk mixture, coating them well, and then do the same with the flour/cracker mixture
  6. Fry until nice and golden brown on both sides—usually about 5 minutes on one side, then flip them for another 5 minutes. You may need to fry them in batches, again, depending on your skillet size.
  7. Remove the legs once they are well browned, and put them on a large, paper towel-covered platter, to drain off excess oil.
  8. When the legs first come out of the pan and are still oily and hot, sprinkle them with the chopped green onions.
  9. Serve your Soul Food Fried Frog Legs while still warm. This entree goes well with thick oven broiled potato fingers or mashed potatoes, and southern style mixed greens with ham.

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12 thoughts on “All-American Soul Food Fried Frog Legs

  1. Hello there. Great recipe! I’m a journalist working on a story about frog legs. I wonder if you know any chefs in southern America who are cooking up such delicious frog legs dishes that I could speak to? Sean Christopher, perhaps? Or any others? Thank you!

    • Hi Chris! Glad to have a journalist’s approval on my recipe post! 🙂 If I were you, I’d head down to New Orleans, they have lots of fine restaurants with great cajun and creole chefs. Try dining at the Oceana Grill, Mambo’s, and Trenasse, for sure, and there are several more in the city, too.

  2. I’ve been wanting to try some frog legs. Friends say they taste great, but I haven’t found them in grocery stores, so thanks for that link.

  3. Hubby and I love frog legs, and this recipe looks like a wonderful way to prepare them. Hey thanks for the link to get farm-raised Old Silly!

  4. Never tried frog legs before, but I have enjoyed the soul food dishes I’ve had before. So hey – first time for everything, right? LOL – and I gotta admit, this recipe sounds delicious.

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