Vorpal wrote:More like boiling frogs. If you put them in room temperature water on a low heat, by the time they notice that the water is too hot, it's too late.
Yikes! I didn't know that - and even it it's untrue, I hope no-one on here has ever tried that!
In reality the treatment of frogs to prepare frogs' legs for the table, may be no less gruesome. Apparently the hind legs of these amphibians are, or used to be, cut or ripped off while the animal is still alive
. If that's true, it's barbaric. Maybe someone can set me right about this?
Actually frogs' legs is one delicacy (call it a 'cult food') that I've never tried - and don't intend to sample. Apparently nowhere near as popular amongst French people as some might suppose (the politically-incorrect nickname for a Frenchman is not actually that appropriate - but then neither is "Rosbif
": allegedly - and incorrectly - the French nickname for an Englishman...). Anyway, I've only ever seen Cuisses de Grenouilles
on the menu once in a restaurant in France - and that was a Chinese buffet! Nor have I noticed them in any supermarket: but then I may have missed them, if they're routinely placed in the meat counter (which I don't linger at!).
Even aside from my misgivings above, how eating these things would fit into my pescetarian credentials, I don't know. Neither "fish, flesh or fowl", where do amphibians stand? I think I have the easy answer to that: no eat! I'd avoid reptiles too - no "Alligator sarnie and make it snappy!"
for Yours Truly!