Frog legs with Grande Absente (69 °)

Frog legs with Grande Absente (69 °)

For 6 persons


Preparation: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Rest: 1 hour

12 frog legs

3 dl of milk

1 dl of cream

2 tablespoons flour

2 shallots

125 gr of butter

½ dl of Grande Absente



2 cloves garlic


Salt pepper


Soak the legs in a bowl with milk and cream for at least 1 hour.

Sponge thighs and flour slightly.

Finely chop the shallots and fry them in a frying pan with 100 gr of butter over very low heat (the shallots should not take any color).

Then pour the cooking butter, without the shallots, into another frying pan and sauté the legs over high heat. When they are well browned on all sides, water them with the Grande Abesente and flambé.


Keep the frog legs warm on a platter and sprinkle with parsley and chopped chives. Salt and pepper.

Add the pressed garlic and the remaining butter in the frying pan. Heat gently and drizzle with lemon juice.

Lather, then pour on the frog legs.

© Photo : Hervé Amiard

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