Barbecued Frog Legs

Hey, I usually fry them too, but they don’t taste like chicken. This recipe starts with your favorite store-bought barbecue sauce and then you dump a few other ingredients in, just to be different. Allow 2 – 4 legs per person for an appetizer serving.

Barbecued Frog Legs


  • a mess of frog legs
  • olive oil
  • kosher or sea salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • dash or more Tabasco
  • 1 1/2 cups prepared barbecue sauce
  • 2 tablespoons garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice


  • Season legs liberally with olive oil, salt and pepper. Add as much Tabasco as you can handle, cover and refrigerate for 1 – 2 hours. Combine barbecue sauce, garlic and lemon in a small saucepan and heat to blend flavors. Slap the frog legs on a well-oiled white-hot barbecue and cook until just done, about 4 – 5 minutes. While cooking, baste with barbecue sauce.


  1. Clint on June 2, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    5 stars
    Tasted great! Was tired of frying them and wanted a quick recipe to try grilling them. Turned out real good. Thank you

    • Scott Leysath on July 30, 2019 at 9:52 pm

      Thank you!

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  7. MT&me on October 29, 2020 at 7:59 pm

    Have you tried marinating them in wishbone Italian dressing? I let them marinate 24 hrs. To me longer the better. Then grill them. Sometimes I season while grilling sometimes I dont, the Italian dressing rurns sweet when grilled. I grill my hoppers all year long.

    • Scott Leysath on October 29, 2020 at 9:07 pm

      I’ve used a homemade vinaigrette, which is pretty much the same thing. Works great!

  8. Bob Ramsey on July 28, 2021 at 5:24 pm

    Didn’t get to marinate em long kind of lost track of time but they turned out great. Thanks for the recipe!!

  9. Nola on August 29, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    Kind of a sin to use BBQ Sauce on such a delicacy.

    Just a little bit of butter and white wine is good.

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