Oven Baked Frog Legs - KNEP - Kentucky Nutrition Education Program


Oven Baked Frog Legs

Servings:4Serving Size:4 ounces
Frog Legs

Frog legs have a texture like chicken wings. This is a light version.


  • 1 pound frog legs, cleaned
  • Buttermilk, to cover
  • ½ cup cornmeal
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup melted butter


In a covered container, soak frog legs in buttermilk for 3 hours or overnight in the refrigerator. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix cornmeal, flour, garlic powder, and pepper in a plastic bag. Use tongs to remove frog legs from buttermilk. Place one or two at a time in bag with cornmeal mixture to coat. Place frog legs in a greased 13×9 baking dish; sprinkle with salt. Drizzle lightly with melted butter. Cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake 30 minutes, ensure thermometer inserted into the meatiest part of the leg reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove foil after 20 minutes to allow frog legs to brown.

Source: Cook Wild Kentucky Project

Nutrition facts per serving: 280 calories; 12g total fat; 7g saturated fat; 0g trans fat; 90mg cholesterol; 330mg sodium; 22g carbohydrate; 2g fiber; 0g sugars; 21g protein; 0% Daily Value of Vitamin D; 2% Daily Value of Calcium; 15% Daily Value of Iron; 8% Daily value of Potassium