Welcome to Road Trip Thursday ! It’s a time I share some fun things to do in South Louisiana. The last year has been hard but the state is bouncing back. So come visit some of my favorite spots in the state. In honor of National Frog Jumping Day -I am visiting the town of Rayne,La the Frog Capital of the World.
Rayne,La : Frog Capital of the World
This Year Frog Festival is cancelled but 2022 is the 5oth Anniversary and big plans is in the works. So come visit the May 2022 Frog Festival.
For years, world-renowned restaurants like Sardi’s in New York boasted of offering frog legs from Rayne, Louisiana. The success of the Weil Brothers business helped put Rayne on the map as the Frog Capital of the World.
Cajun Frog Legs :
- 12 pairs of bullfrog legs
- Fried Bullfrog Legs2 egg whites
- 1 Tbs. DIY Cajun seasoning
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp lemon pepper
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. Tabasco sauce
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 2 tsp. cornstarch
- 4 oz. fresh beer
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup yellow corn meal
- 1 quart peanut oil
In a bowl, add the egg whites, your favorite Cajun seasoning, cayenne pepper, lemon pepper, salt, Tabasco sauce, baking powder and beer together and thoroughly mix. Next, dissolve 2 tsp. of cornstarch in a small amount of cold water and add it to the mixture. Again, blend all of the ingredients together. This will be used to coat the frog legs.
In a separate bowl, with a lid, mix 2 cups of all-purpose flour and 1 cup of yellow cornmeal together. After dredging the frog legs in the beer batter, add them to the bowl of flour and cornmeal, close the lid, and shake until they are well coated on all sides. (A large Ziploc-type bag can also be used for this.)
Heat peanut oil (or vegetable oil) to 365°F. and fry the legs for about 3 – 4 minutes on each side (turning once), or until they have turned golden-brown. Do not attempt to fry too many at one time because it will bring down the oil temperature. This will make them greasy. We are looking for crispy legs, remember? This is why it is important to maintain an even temperature throughout the process.
A fun Paper plate frog -that fun and easy to make. And a scrap paper collage frog when you are not feeling green.