Frog meat is not as popular as pork, beef, and chicken, but in terms of nutrition, they are not inferior. Frog meat contains a lot of protein, calcium, phosphorus, zinc … beneficial to health for many different groups of people. With sautéed frog with lemongrass and chili pepper or fried frog with satay, you not only have another delicious dish for a family meal but also suitable for nourishing the health of your loved ones.

How to Cook Frog Meat Safely

The dishes made from frog meat are very delicious, but in the frog meat there are also gnathostom worm larvae. After entering the stomach, this larva will pass through the stomach wall and move throughout the body, entering the eyes, liver, lungs, abdomen… If it enters the eyes, it will cause swelling, bleeding in the eyes, blindness. If the larvae enter the liver, they will cause pain in the liver, pneumonia, pleural effusion, acute pancreatitis, abdominal pain…

Frog meat preparation
Prepare frog meat properly to have delicious food (Photo: Internet)

Therefore, in order to properly prepare frogs, to eliminate the fishy smell, especially to ensure health and safety, is what every woman needs to know. When preparing frog meat at home, do not forget the following notes:

– When making frog wharf, it is necessary to filter the spine because the backbone contains anesthetic, which is harmful to health.

– When washing frog meat, you should note that you must wash it with ginger wine (alcohol + pickled ginger) to remove the fishy smell.

– If there is no alcohol, you can replace it with salt and vinegar as many women often use, which can partially eliminate the fishy smell. However, the effect of washing with ginger ale will be better.

– Blanch frogs with a mixture of turmeric and ginger wine to get color and kill bacteria.

Whether it is fried, fried, sautéed or cooked with porridge, frogs should be blanched first to kill bacteria. In addition, frog meat will hunt again and when fried, fried will be delicious and more beautiful.



  • Frog meat (ready-made): 500 gr
  • Lemongrass: 3-4 plants
  • Bell peppers: fruit
  • Red onion, dried garlic: 1-2 bulbs
  • Green onion, cilantro, fresh chili
  • Seasoning: cooking oil, salt, pepper, chili, colored water, sugar, seasoning.
Frog meat contains a lot of nutrients
Ingredients for stir-fried frog with lemongrass and chili – (Source: Internet)

Steps to make stir-fried frog with lemongrass and chili

Step 1: Prepare ingredients

– Bell peppers: you cut off the stem, core and seeds inside, wash and then cut into fibers with a moderate size, drain.

– Red onion and garlic peeled, smashed, chopped.

– Green onions and cilantro are washed and finely chopped.

– Frog meat: after buying, wash, use salt water to wash again and then rinse with clean water (this step helps frog meat no longer smell), then cut into bite-sized pieces, drain. Then taste the seasoning according to the ratio: 1 teaspoon seasoning seeds + ½ teaspoon ground pepper + 1 teaspoon fish sauce + 1 teaspoon colored water + onion, garlic, minced chili, mix well so that the frog can absorb the spices, to marinated frog meat for 30-45 minutes.

Step 2: Processing frog meat

– After the frog meat has absorbed the spices, put the pan on the stove and add a little oil, when the oil is hot, add the shallots, garlic, lemongrass, and minced chili peppers and fry until fragrant. Then add the frog meat and stir-fry with medium heat.

– Sauté the frog meat for about 5 minutes, then add a little water to the pan to stir-fry again, then add the bell peppers and stir-fry. At this time, add 1 teaspoon of seasoning, 1 teaspoon of sugar, ½ teaspoon of salt, ½ teaspoon of fish sauce to the pan and stir well.

– When the bell pepper is cooked, lower the heat to low, then add the green onions and cilantro and turn off the heat.

Step 3: Present fried frog with lemongrass and chili

– Put the sauteed frog with lemongrass and chili on a plate and sprinkle some ground pepper, served with soy sauce and a few slices of chili. This dish goes well with white rice or porridge.

Fried frog
Frog stir-fried with lemongrass and chili is best served with hot rice or white porridge (Source: Internet)

How to make fried frog satay


  • Frog meat (ready-made): 500 gr
  • Onion: 1 piece
  • Green onion, cilantro, red onion, minced garlic
  • Chili satay: 3 teaspoons
  • Spices: seasoning, fish sauce, sugar, salt, pepper.

Steps to make fried frog with satay

Step 1: Prepare ingredients

– Frog meat: after buying, wash it, then wash it with white wine, then rinse it with clean water and then dry it, cut into bite-sized pieces and marinate the frog meat with the spice ratio: 1 teaspoon seasoning + ½ teaspoon ground pepper coffee + 1 teaspoon fish sauce + 1 teaspoon sugar + shallot, minced garlic to marinate for 30 – 45 minutes for the frog to infuse the spices.

– Onion: peel, chop areca. Onions and cilantro are washed and finely chopped.

Step 2: Processing

– Put the pan on the stove, add the oil and cook until it boils, then add the purple onion, garlic, and chili peppers, stir well, stir until the smell comes out.

– Add frog meat to stir-fry, seasoning to taste. When the frog meat is hunting again, gradually turning yellow, then add the onions and stir-fry together and season for the last time. Stir the frog pan until the meat is cooked and the onion is completely cooked, add the green onions and cilantro, then turn off the heat.

Step 3: Present fried frog satay

– Remove to a plate and sprinkle some ground pepper. So you complete the fried frog satay.

Fried frog with satay
Frog stir-fried with spicy satay but the attraction is hard to deny – (Source: Internet)


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