Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Seafood)

Fried Frogs Legs with Banana Recipe

(Chan Ech Chien An Voi Chuoi)

Ingredients : Serves 4

8 pairs

45 ml

2 cloves

15 ml

15 ml

1/4 teaspoon




Banana Batter

50 g

150 g

1/4 teaspoon

1/4 teaspoon


1/2 teaspoon


Frogs legs

Peanut oil

Garlic, crushed

Dry sherry

Nuoc Mam sauce


Green sweet pepper, cut into strips

Red chili, chopped

Vegetable oil for frying


Self-raising flour

Plain flour


Baking powder

Egg white, beaten until stiff

Vegetable oil


Method :
  • Place the whole frogs legs in a bowl.

  • Mix in 30 ml peanut oil, garlic, sherry and Nuoc Mama sauce.

  • Sprinkle with some corn flour and mix well. Place in the refrigerator and leave to marinade for at least 2 hours.

  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large pan and deep fry the legs for about 5 minutes. Take care not to burn.

  • In another wok or pan, heat the remaining peanut oil. Add the pepper and chili. Quickly toss the legs into the pepper and chili, stir thoroughly then remove.

  • To make the banana batter, sieve the flour with the salt and baking powder. Stir in enough water to form a liquidly paste. Lightly fold in the beaten egg white.

  • Heat 7.5cm in a wok. Peel the bananas, cut in half lengthways and dunk into the batter. Dip them into the hot oil and cook in batches until golden and puffy.

  • Drain on absorbent kitchen paper and serve with the frogs' legs.

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