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Leaping Frog Cornish Hens

Little ChefLittle Chef Posts: 4,725
edited 7:30AM in EggHead Forum
( now I am annoyed...just spent 50 minutes posting this thread, and it disappeared....SO, here I go again! Uggh!)

Enough of my we go!

Leaping Frog Cornish hens...

Tools needed:
Hens (chickens or turkey, too!) Boning knife, and kitchen shears...

Cut through the skin at the thigh, and disjoint the thigh....

Then cut through the rib bones down either side of the breast....

Open it up like a book...
Then, flip it over....

It will look like this...

Now smash your hand on top of the breast to flatten...
The keel/breast bone will snap, and it will look like this!

Now flavored and seasoned with favorite rubs, and onto the Egg...I used 400*-425* INdirect...drip pan on plate setter with spacers...

Almost done...Nice crisp skin!

The Boy Frog...

And Hubby had the Girl frog... :laugh:
Plated with Jasmine rice and some grilled Zucchini...

Really fun cook, especially with the little hens! It's really not difficult! Give it a shot! Your dinner guests will be chuckling for months!! :laugh: ;) Just tell them you are serving Frogs for dinner!! :laugh:


  • RibIt!......get it L.C. ?
    BGE'er since 1996 Large BGE 1996, Small BGE 1996, Mini BGE 1997
  • Little ChefLittle Chef Posts: 4,725
    Ha haaahaaaa!!! :laugh: Just giving photosuckit a bit to recover, and will finish the post...Ribbit... :laugh:
  • I'm seeing your (Frog) Chicken issue with P.B.
    BGE'er since 1996 Large BGE 1996, Small BGE 1996, Mini BGE 1997
  • Little ChefLittle Chef Posts: 4,725
    Thanks G&C...My photosuckit was acting up, and kept clocking out on me. Already had lost the post once. Didn't want to do it a third time. Photosuckit caught up, and the orignal post is now edited and complete. Thanks for the encouragement!
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
    Great post LC! Is this going to make my birds taste better? Seems like a stupid question to me but I had to ask, I'm looking for the logic in working so hard to make a bird look so much like something I wouldn't want to eat . . . like a frog. Maybe if I could make my birds look like a scallop it would make more sense to me. :huh: :blink: :laugh:

    It's still a great post and cool looking birds, I bet they taste great regardless of what they look like! ;)

    I'm not sure I would like them to look like a turtle either . . . :lol:


  • Little ChefLittle Chef Posts: 4,725
    Hahahaaaahaaaaa!!! Too dang funny!!! I SO understand what you are saying though!!! Haaaahaaa!!!! :laugh: :silly: :laugh: I guess if your are opposed to eating anything that even mimicks a frog, this cook is not for you!! :laugh: Over and out...WAY past my bed time!
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
    Hahahahaha, I can understand carving a tomato to look like a rose or a radish to resemble a flower or even the curly things they do with celery but a bird to a frog would not be my first choice. I still love the post, nice job! :)

    Good night,


  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
    I love the creativity of your cook so much LC that I did bookmark it. :)


  • WWSisWWSis Posts: 1,448
    Great, LC, cute AND yummy! :)
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Hey LC, Great post. ;) Not long ago I seen a post by Beli I believe doing such a cook. I referred to the archives and found an earlier post done by you. I tried it myself and found it very good. :P
  • LDDLDD Posts: 1,225
    haha... that's fantastic...

    looks great
    context is important :)
  • Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,435
    Very clever LC! Put's a new spin on chick-in.

    Excellent how-to, you know your stuff. Thanks for sharing! :cheer:

    P.S. When my bottle of Golden Boy is used up I'm getting Three Crabs, using fish sauce more often.
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    :laugh: Great Michelle, one place I'd love to live next to is your place & Tim's :woohoo:
  • Great looking Birds!
  • FiretruckFiretruck Posts: 2,679
    cool idea ;)
  • JLOCKHART29JLOCKHART29 Posts: 5,897
    They look great LC!! I know exactly what you mean when you have everything layed out, about to hit post and something screws up!! :angry:
  • MCRMCR Posts: 270
    Thanks for the post. Well documented! B)

    I attended your demo at the Eggfest but forgotten the details... but now it documented and bookmark :laugh:
  • eenie meenieeenie meenie Posts: 4,393
    LC, I love the leaping frogs :) .....I have to get my arse in gear and fix those for guests someday. They look, well, like frogs! :laugh:
  • BobSBobS Posts: 2,485
    Nice effort! Looks to be about the same effect as a spatchcock, but you do not lose the backbone.
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