What do frog legs taste like? Well, most people say, “they taste like chicken” that couldn’t be further from the truth. If you’ve ever eaten anything that was “supposedly” caught in the wild that tasted like chicken, it’s not really wild.
If your frog legs had that subtle of a flavor then more than likely they’re farm raised and purchased from a grocery store or meat market. Don’t get me wrong, when I can’t get my hands on wild frog legs, I will buy them from a store, but they don’t taste the same.
Fresh caught frogs have a distinct flavor that’s has a hint of game and seafood taste. Imagine if chicken had a seafood taste. It also depends on how you cook them. If they’re smoked, they lose the normal taste they usually have because they take on the smoked flavor pretty well.
I love them smoked, but they have to be the large ones. If you throw some small frog legs on the grill, they won’t taste very good. Usually, they come out tough and hard. The larger varieties grill up well on a charcoal grill and basted with some Budweiser BBQ sauce.
I still prefer the fry them. There is nothing like a big plate of pan or deep-fried frog legs with some bread, hot sauce and a beer. The only thing better is spending all night catching them with your buddies and dressing them up for the fryer. So, what do frog legs taste like? They taste like heaven on a plate.