If you are itching to catch some nighttime bullfrogs, you should find out when the open season is in your area and what methods you can use to hunt bullfrogs in your state. As long as you have a license and a few simple frogging tools, catching bullfrogs can be an enjoyable summer activity. A Southern delicacy, deep-fried frog legs covered in specialty spices taste so amazing that many restaurants across the country offer them on their menus.

 

 

Both male and female bullfrogs can reach a body length of 6 to 8 inches. Females are typically larger than males. Bullfrogs weigh up to 1.7 lb.
Both male and female bullfrogs can reach a body length of 6 to 8 inches. Females are typically larger than males. Bullfrogs weigh up to 1.7 lb.

Not only are frogs fun to catch, but they are also some of the best table fare. Most people prefer them deep-fried, so here is a great quick recipe on preparation and cooking your catch this summer.

Ingredients

  • 2 lb or 14 fresh or frozen bullfrog legs Cleaned
  • 1/3 cup of buttermilk
  • 2/3 cup of corn flour
  • 1 tsp of salt pepper mixture 50/50
  • 1/2 tsp of red pepper flake
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Blackening Seasoning
  • shortening, or cooking oil, for deep frying
  • 1/2 tsp sprinkled sea salt after cooking
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder, also evenly sprinkled on the final product

(Can be served with lemon wedges or sliced jalapenos. Dipping sauces would include cocktail or tartar sauce, and to add a little kick to it, try some remoulade sauce.)

Directions

Step 1: Gently thaw cleaned frog legs if frozen. Separate into individual legs. Place frog legs into buttermilk.

Step 2: In a medium-sized bowl, combine corn flour, salt and pepper mix, red pepper seasoning, and blackening.

Step 3: Coat frog legs evenly with this mixture. If you need to make the batter stick better, dip the legs back into the buttermilk then recoat them.

Step 4: In a medium saucepan or fryer, heat the oil to 375 degrees. Drop the frog legs in your deep fryer for 2 minutes and drain them. After the legs have come out, gently sprinkle some sea salt and garlic powder on the legs before eating.

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Jason Ashe
Jason Ashe is an avid whitetail deer enthusiast and avid hunter from the finger lakes region of New York. A full time social media specialist in the outdoor industry and habitat specialist with Mid-Lakes Whitetails, Jason has been featured in such publications as Quality Whitetails numorouse times and been paired with hunting greats in Outdoor Life for his knowledge and passion for hunting mature deer. Turkeys, Coyotes also top the list of game that Jason pursues in any down time he has from whitetails. He consideres himself lucky to have whitetails and hunting be a part of everyday life. His wife Laura also shares in his passions along with their 2 children.