Simple Sauteed Frog's Legs

"When I was a kid my grandmother used to fix frog legs this way and I still fix them like this now. Nothing fancy, just simple old fashion cooking."
photo by Andi Longmeadow Farm photo by Andi Longmeadow Farm
photo by Andi Longmeadow Farm
photo by Barb G. photo by Barb G.
Ready In:
1hr 20mins
1 batch




  • Soak frog legs in milk for 1 hour, turning every 15 minutes.
  • Remove from milk and salt and pepper them lightly, and coat them in flour.
  • In a skillet bring the butter to a sizzle and add frog legs.
  • Sauté legs uncovered until they're golden brown on both sides (turning as needed).

Questions & Replies

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  1. Celesta B.
    Hello, I work for a non-profit watershed restoration group on Vancouver Island, Canada called The Tsolum River Restoration Society. We currently have a large problem with invasive American Bullfrogs and are looking to create a cookbook that would encourage others to hunt these frogs for food. Would it be possible to use your recipe in a book used for outreach, educational, and possible fundraising purposes? We would credit you of course and include your website name.


  1. RogerOH
    These were real good for a basic recipe. I found them a little bland and I added more pepper to them after cooking. It greatly enhanced the flavor. The next time I make them, I will add some garlic when cooking or some garlic powder in with the flour.
  2. pilateschick7
    Excellent frog legs. I used fat free buttermilk and added 1 Tablespoon of Old Bay to the flour. They were so easy to prepare and better than any other recipe. This one goes in the permanent keeper file. Thanks for sharing.
  3. Mysterygirl
    I love frog legs. Couldn't hardly believe it, DD is pretty picky, but she loved them too. Great recipe.
  4. Andi Longmeadow Farm
    Totally, awesome! My son purchased a bunch of flash frozen frogs legs for my DH birthday, and I set about preparing them, simply, but with a burst of flavor! And this had that! I used a buttermilk/tabasco hot sauce to marinate, then set about sauteing them in delicious-ness. So easy to fix, and so forth while. My DH loved every single bite. Sometimes simple is the best policy. Thanks for posting!
  5. Pamelaproberson
    Preparing to follow this recipe, adding the Old Bay. I can hardly wait!!!


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