Grilled Frog Legs


  • 12 large frog legs
  • ½ c. vegetable oil
  • Grated peel & juice of ½ lemon
  • 3 T. minced purple onion 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. dried basil leaves 1 tsp. dry mustard
  • 2 T. chopped parsley Vegetable oil
  • ¼ c. butter or margarine 1 clove garlic, minced


Arrange frog legs in single layer in baking dish. Combine oil, lemon peel & juice, onion, parsley, salt, mustard and basil. Measure out 1/3 cup marinade, cover with plastic wrap and chill. Pour remaining marinade over frog legs, turning to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and chill, for 3 hours, turning occasionally.

Brush grill with vegetable oil. Drain frog legs and discard marinade. Grill frog legs at medium heat, covered, for 3 minutes. Turn frog legs, cover, and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes or until meat is no longer pink and begins to separate from the bones.

Combine reserved marinade with butter and garlic in saucepan. Cook over medium heat for 1 to 2 minutes or until hot and butter is melted, stirring frequently. Pour over cooked frog legs and serve.