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Old 16 August 2007, 12:51 PM
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Wife landed a nice one on me the other day. I couldn't help but laugh.

A coworker of hers was told by someone that most Mexican restaurants put frog pieces in the guacamole. I've never seen a recipe for the dip quite like that. I know Worcestershire sauce-- which is known to contain anchovies-- is sometimes used.

Anyway, the friend asked waiters at a couple Mexican restaurants whether their guacamole contained frog parts. One actually answered "Yes". I suspect the answer was probably a means of ribbing the person who asked.

Also, I'd suspect that no restaurant in the United States would have this available to them as an ingredient. I can't even find a place that sells frog legs, though long ago there was a catfish place that sold them, until they were blacked out with a sharpie. Bummer, I wanted to try 'em. The owner of said place said they were illegal, or some such (dunno if that is true, or their supplier just simply couldn't obtain them any more)

Anybody heard this one before?
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Old 16 August 2007, 01:19 PM
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Anyway, the friend asked waiters at a couple Mexican restaurants whether their guacamole contained frog parts. One actually answered "Yes". I suspect the answer was probably a means of ribbing the person who asked.
That's pretty funny.

I'd heard of people mistaking mushy peas for guacomole, but never the frog parts story.
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Old 16 August 2007, 01:23 PM
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That's pretty funny.

I'd heard of people mistaking mushy peas for guacomole, but never the frog parts story.
At first I though Mosherette's guacamole (at the Snopesmeet) was mushy peas!
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Old 16 August 2007, 02:16 PM
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What do you think gives it that green color?

You KNOW they don't use real avocados anymore, right? Too expensive.
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Old 16 August 2007, 02:23 PM
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At first I though Mosherette's guacamole (at the Snopesmeet) was mushy peas!
That works in your favour as that's reverse snobbery not snobbery.
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Old 16 August 2007, 02:25 PM
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Also, I'd suspect that no restaurant in the United States would have this available to them as an ingredient. I can't even find a place that sells frog legs, though long ago there was a catfish place that sold them, until they were blacked out with a sharpie. Bummer, I wanted to try 'em. The owner of said place said they were illegal, or some such (dunno if that is true, or their supplier just simply couldn't obtain them any more)
I strongly doubt the guacamole story, but if you want to try frog legs and you are passing through Huntsville, Alabama, there is a Chinese buffet that has had them for years (it's been a couple of years since I went, so I promise nothing). It's on Highway 72 east, just east of Memorial Parkway about half a block.

The frog legs were okay, tasted like - oh, let's say quail for a change of pace. But I couldn't eat them without humming The Rainbow Connection.
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Old 16 August 2007, 02:33 PM
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Chicken

You can order frog legs from Exotic Meats (or if you live in the Seattle area, you can go to the store and buy them if so inclined.
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Old 16 August 2007, 02:54 PM
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What do you think gives it that green color?

You KNOW they don't use real avocados anymore, right? Too expensive.
Step 1: Grind Kermit.
Step 2: Serve cold.



M "And now, a great recipe for chihuahua tacos, but we'll call 'em beef" Raiford
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Old 16 August 2007, 02:55 PM
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The frog legs were okay, tasted like - oh, let's say quail for a change of pace. But I couldn't eat them without humming The Rainbow Connection.
Anything like 'gator?
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Old 16 August 2007, 02:59 PM
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Frog legs taste like... frog legs.

No, they DON'T taste like chicken! I've cooked them myself. It's hard to find a source of good tasting ones, but when you do... mmmmm.... I think it has to do with where they're caught, "farm" raised, or gigged in the ditch by the highway...
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Old 16 August 2007, 03:28 PM
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Frog legs are pretty common in seafood restaurants on Florida's Gulf coast. I've never tried them myself - I have a phobia of frogs, and the whole idea gives me the shudders.
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Old 16 August 2007, 03:34 PM
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There is a local chain here that serves frog legs. And it's not a Mexican restaurant, either. It's kind of like a classier Hooters, with way better wings.
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Old 16 August 2007, 03:52 PM
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Frog legs are pretty common in seafood restaurants on Florida's Gulf coast. I've never tried them myself - I have a phobia of frogs, and the whole idea gives me the shudders.
You have gators and cottonmouths swimming all around you, and you're worried about frogs!?!!?
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Old 16 August 2007, 03:54 PM
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I read the title of this thread title as "Frog Parts in Guatemala."
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Old 16 August 2007, 04:08 PM
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Lambert's Cafe in Sikeston Mo has frog legs. DH trie dthem last time we were there.
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Old 16 August 2007, 04:21 PM
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You can ask for the frog's legs to be left out of guacamole, but to me they give it that extra little kick.
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Old 16 August 2007, 05:07 PM
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Lambert's Cafe in Sikeston Mo has frog legs. DH trie dthem last time we were there.

OK, I'm convinced.. I've been wanting a reason to go 2 hours out of my way on my Missouri trips, that did it!

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Old 16 August 2007, 05:13 PM
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There's a couple Chinese buffets in Mansfield, TX that have frog legs. Poor DH tried them, and spent half his meal getting the evil eye from his wife. (I used to keep frogs as pets.)
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Old 16 August 2007, 06:39 PM
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You have gators and cottonmouths swimming all around you, and you're worried about frogs!?!!? :eek:
You joke, but I'm serious. I can deal easily with snakes, bugs, spiders, whatever. But get me near a frog or toad and I want to jump up on a table and yell until someone takes it away. No idea why - I mean, I'm not scared of them doing something to me. I am simply phobic of them. No way in hell I'm eating one, though I hear they're tasty.
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Old 16 August 2007, 06:52 PM
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You joke, but I'm serious. I can deal easily with snakes, bugs, spiders, whatever. But get me near a frog or toad and I want to jump up on a table and yell until someone takes it away. No idea why - I mean, I'm not scared of them doing something to me. I am simply phobic of them. No way in hell I'm eating one, though I hear they're tasty.
I feel that way about most any flying, stinging insect. I've never been stung, but I'm ever so phobic. So bad so that I wouldn't whack a wasp that made its way into our home with a newspaper. I let the cats take care of it...
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