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    Leaping Frog Chicken

    Did you know you can cut up a chicken so it looks like a “Leaping Frog?”
    Well it was a new one for me.
    The idea is to flatten your chicken so that it will cook more evenly, and the shape ends up looking like a frog. Gourmet magazine did a story about it in 2009 and I am just now hearing about it.

    Here are some pictures of the technique.

















    I have more pictures and the recipe here.

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    Cool. Looks yummy. How'd it turn out?

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    that's how i do it on the grill, nice cold beer and just my hands. yummy
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    Quote Originally Posted by markenki View Post
    Cool. Looks yummy. How'd it turn out?
    Turned out great!

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    Using little quail makes it even more looking like a real frog.

    It's a great method that I learned from one of the Argentinian cuisine celeb chef in Australia (on TV) a while ago. Really good method on BBQ where you can put the leg side towards the hot fire and the breast side away from the fire.

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    looks easier than spatchcocking. I'll have to try this. Summer means grilling all our chicken. The damn bbq pit was 150F today just because it was outside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BurkeCutlery View Post
    looks easier than spatchcocking. I'll have to try this. Summer means grilling all our chicken. The damn bbq pit was 150F today just because it was outside.
    Plus you don't lose the meat around the spine, if you are not saving it for stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schanop View Post
    Using little quail makes it even more looking like a real frog.

    It's a great method that I learned from one of the Argentinian cuisine celeb chef in Australia (on TV) a while ago. Really good method on BBQ where you can put the leg side towards the hot fire and the breast side away from the fire.
    I going to get me some quail! Someone asked me if you could do this with a Turkey, I said sure, if you have a big enough grill.

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    Be sure to press down on the breast to flatten it. I left that picture out, but it is on my blog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sw2geeks View Post
    Plus you don't lose the meat around the spine, if you are not saving it for stock.
    You should see what I do when spatchcocking a bird to save the oysters. I cannot abide trashing the oysters!

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