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Crispy Fried Frog Legs

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Ingredients:

  • 2 to 2 1/2 pounds small frog legs
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • crushed ice
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • salt and pepper
  • dash cayenne pepper, optional
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • vegetable oil for deep frying

Preparation:

Wash frog legs thoroughly. Place in a large bowl; sprinkle with lemon juice, and cover with crushed ice. Refrigerate 1 to 3 hours. In a small bowl, whisk together milk, egg yolks, and 2 teaspoons oil. Beat egg whites until stiff; fold into milk and egg yolk mixture. Sprinkle frog legs with salt and pepper, and a little cayenne, if using; dip each in milk-egg mixture, then dredge in flour. Heat vegetable oil in a deep-fryer or skillet to 375°. Fry frog legs until golden brown. With a slotted spoon, transfer to paper towels to drain.
Serves 4 to 6.

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