If you’re wondering what to serve with your frog legs, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, I list 11 of the most popular side dishes for frog legs.
In a rush? Here’s the short answer.
The best side dishes for frog legs include french fries, artisan bread, tostones, and cocktail sauce. Italian green salad, yogurt coleslaw, kale pasta salad, and cheesy roasted green beans are some excellent healthy options. Truffle risotto and ratatouille are great for more filling options.
Ready? Let’s jump right in.
Some say frog legs taste like chicken, while others find them to be fishy.
Regardless of their taste, one thing’s for sure – you need a good dip with them!
That’s where this cocktail sauce comes in.
The sweetness of the sauce compliments the savoriness of the frog legs, and this recipe uses some hot sauce to give it a spicy kick.
Greek yogurt coleslaw
Fried frog legs work best with lighter sides that won’t overpower the delicate meat, just like this Greek yogurt coleslaw.
The Greek yogurt gives the coleslaw a more tangy flavor and isn’t as heavy as mayonnaise.
Serve a vibrant lunch with this colorful greek yogurt coleslaw.
And a little tip, dress the coleslaw just before serving it so the cabbage stays crispy.
Who doesn’t love french fries?
They’re the perfect accompaniment to just about any meal.
And when it comes to frog legs, there’s no better sidekick than a big basket of golden fries.
They’re crispy, salty, and oh-so-comforting.
Here’s a recipe for the best homemade fries ever.
Italian green salad
A nice Italian green salad like this one is the perfect way to balance out the oiliness of fried frog legs, especially on a warm summer evening.
The veggies are chopped up into bite-sized pieces, so you get all the flavors in every bite.
And if you’re feeling creative, you can top your salad with some crispy pancetta or crumbled bacon.
Craving something warm and comforting to go with your frog legs?
This ratatouille might just fit the bill.
It doesn’t look very fancy, but it more than makes up for it in flavor. The acidic notes that come through from the tomatoes cut through the meat of the frog legs beautifully.
This ratatouille is a tasty one-pot wonder (which means less washing up!)
No-fail French bread
Like most French dishes, frog legs are delicious with some crusty French bread on the side.
You could always nip to the store and get some French bread, but the accomplishment you’ll feel by making your own must be tempting?
Plus, it will taste SO much better.
And it doesn’t have to be hard.
Follow Diane’s no-fail French bread recipe for the easiest baguette you’ll ever make, and check out this article for reheating and storage advice.
Tostones are basically just flattened-out plantains.
And they have a texture halfway between chips and fries. Super crunchy on the outside, and softer in the middle.
You can flavor them however you like, but I like using crushed garlic.
So ditch the normal potato fries and go for these tostones (plus a tasty dipping sauce like some garlic aioli).
Kale pasta salad with sun-dried tomatoes
If you think a simple green salad just won’t do and your frog legs deserve something more special.
I suggest pairing them with kale pasta salad with sun-dried tomatoes.
It’s easy to make and can be served either hot or cold.
Plus it’s jam-packed with nutrients.
Cajun remoulade sauce
Didn’t like the sound of the cocktail sauce?
I’m pretty sure this Cajun sauce will stop you scrolling!
It’s made with a zesty mix of mustard, horseradish, and Cajun seasoning.
Along with mayonnaise for some creaminess.
Just be warned: the sauce is addictive. Once you’ve tried it with your frog legs, it may well become your go-to dip for everything.
So if you’re in need of a new favorite sauce, this recipe is a must-try.
Cheesy roasted green beans
Looking for a veggie option to go with your frog legs?
Try these cheesy roasted green beans.
The beans are roasted in olive oil, garlic, and parmesan and then baked with cheese until they’re all ooey-gooey.
You’ll practically forget you’re eating something green!
Place a few fried frog legs on top of this dish for a tasty lunch.
Psst… this recipe works really well with asparagus too.
Planning to serve your frog legs for a special occasion?
Complete the meal with a side of truflle risotto.
Elegant and luxurious, this truffle risotto is an Italian classic that’ll elevate your frog legs to a restaurant-worthy dish.
It’s naturally creamy and has an earthy flavor from the truflle, which pairs well with the savory frog meat.
Serve the meal with an ice-cold glass of bubbly and you have a winning combo.
The best side dishes to serve with frog legs
- Cocktail sauce
- Greek yogurt coleslaw
- French fries
- Italian green salad
- No-fail French bread
- Kale pasta salad with sun-dried tomatoes
- Cajun Remoulade Sauce
- Cheesy roasted green beans
- Truffle risotto
What To Serve With Frog Legs
- 1 portion frog legs
- Prepare your frog legs according to your favorite recipe.
- In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
- Side dishes include: cocktail sauce, Greek yogurt coleslaw, french fries, Italian green salad, ratatouille, no-fail French bread, tostones, kale pasta salad with sun-dried tomatoes, Cajun remoulade sauce, cheesy roasted green beans, and truffle risotto.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!