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Grilled Frog Legs with Creole Dipping Sauce

Prep Time

20 Minutes

Cook Time

10 Minutes

Effort

Pellets

Hickory

Our Southern-style frog legs are smoky, spicy, & downright meaty. So switch up chicken wing night; these smoked frog legs have a kick.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

4

Units of Measurement:

Marinade

  • 12 Ounce Louisiana-style hot sauce

  • 1 Tablespoon salt

  • 2 Tablespoon black pepper

  • 1 Tablespoon onion powder

  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder

  • 1 Tablespoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 Cup cornstarch

main

  • 2 Pound Frog Legs

  • 1 Cup heavy whipping cream

  • 1/2 Cup Creole mustard, or coarse-grain mustard

Creole Dipping Sauce

  • 2 Tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 Tablespoon Butter, unsalted

  • 1/2 Cup yellow onion, finely diced

  • 2 Tablespoon garlic, minced

  • 2 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • 2 Tablespoon flat-leaf parsley, chopped

Steps

  • 1

    Make the marinade. Add the hot sauce, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne, and corn starch in a medium bowl. Whisk to combine.

    Ingredients

    • 12 Ounce Louisiana-style hot sauce

    • 1 Tablespoon salt

    • 2 Tablespoon black pepper

    • 1 Tablespoon onion powder

    • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder

    • 1 Tablespoon cayenne pepper

    • 1 Cup cornstarch

  • 2

    Place the frog legs in a large zip-top bag. Pour the marinade into the bag with frog legs. Seal the bag and place in the refrigerator to marinate for 12-24 hours.

    Ingredients

    • 2 Pound Frog Legs

  • 3

    Make the Creole Dipping Sauce. First, heat the olive oil and butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Then, add the onion, garlic, lemon juice, and parsley. Sauté until the onions become translucent, about 5 minutes.

    Ingredients

    • 2 Tablespoon olive oil

    • 2 Tablespoon Butter, unsalted

    • 1/2 Cup yellow onion, finely diced

    • 2 Tablespoon garlic, minced

    • 2 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice

    • 2 Tablespoon flat-leaf parsley, chopped

  • 4

    Add the cream and bring the mixture to a simmer. Reduce the heat to low and continue cooking, occasionally stirring, until the cream reduces by half, about 10 minutes.

    Grill500 ˚F

    Probe160 ˚F

    Ingredients

    • 1 Cup heavy whipping cream

  • 5

    Add the mustard and continue stirring until fully incorporated. Move the pan off the heat and keep warm until frog legs are ready to serve.

    Ingredients

    • 1/2 Cup Creole mustard, or coarse-grain mustard

  • 6

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 450 °F and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes.
  • 7

    Remove the frog legs from the marinade and place them directly on the grill grates. Close the lid and cook for 4 minutes. Gently flip the legs over, and continue to cook until the internal temperature of the frog legs reaches 160°F.
  • 8

    Remove the frog legs from the grill and serve with Creole dipping sauce. Enjoy!

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