|Don't panic! This amphibian is edible.|
|My friend Gene Rose, another Frog-eater|
Before cooking the frogs, there is a process of course. Like chicken, you have to "dress" it first. Expert Ilocano cooks who prepare this kind of food remove the skin first (but some just keep the skin). So like a dressed chicken, the dressed frog is now ready to be cooked.
At first, eating a frog was absolutely a disgusting thing because I am so much preoccupied by how it looks. If you don't have a strong stomach, tasting it would let you vomit. But I must, say, it is all in the mind. It is "safe" to eat anyway.
We might just be disgusted by how it looks, it doesn't look pleasing I know so it turns to be repulsive.
I was actually thinking that the repulsive appearance of these edible frogs is the "defense" that that nature has given them so that their species would not lead to extinction.
Just imagine if this frog looks appetizing given the fact that it tastes really delicious especially when fried, they might lead to extinction due to over-harvesting.
So I understand why God just designed every creature in different forms and that is to somehow regulate and maintain a balance in ecosystem.
For these frogs, I am however happy that not eveyone appreciates it so that frog-eaters like me and for frog-eaters in the future will still enjoy this great food without facing their extinction.
Ok, it took me 15 minutes to eat what was placed on my plate :)