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by Francis Akhalbey, at 07:13 am, June 08, 2018, Foodie Friday

[Foodie Friday] Mountain chicken, the frog delicacy of the Caribbean island of Dominica

Mountain chicken with provisions -- Photo Credit: internationalcuisine.com

Don’t be deceived by the name mountain chicken, this dish is actually made with frog legs. On today’s instalment of #FoodieFriday, we spotlight this delicacy/ “national dish” of the Caribbean island of Dominica.

Check out the recipe courtesy thecaribbeancurrent.com.

Ingredients

  • 6-8 Frogs(Crapaud) or 12 to 16 legs
  • 2 pegs garlic
  • 2 tsps salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper(Hot crushed)
  • 1 small onion (sliced)
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 1 Lime sliced in two
  • 1/4 tsp thyme (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tbs butter
  • 1/4 cup fry oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 green bananas (sliced)
  • 2 dasheen (cut into 4 pieces)
  • 2 yams (cut into 4 pieces)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 green pepper (sliced)

Instructions

  • Only the legs of the Mountain chicken are used.
  • Wash the Mountain chicken and remove the skin by cutting and peeling it away with a knife, (as you would chicken). Wash with lime, then rinse with cold water
  • Season mountain chicken legs with garlic, pepper, vinegar, thyme. Let stand for 2 hours so that seasoning may be absorbed.
  • Pat legs dry with a clean towel, then roll in flour and prepare to fry.
  • Before frying, heat the fry oil, make sure the oil is very hot (almost smoking). Place legs in the hot oil and fry until golden brown. Let it stand in a bowl.

Gravy Preparation

  • Take 1 tablespoon oil, add butter, melt and add onion. Saute, then add 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil. Next, add flour to thicken the gravy, let it simmer under medium fire for approximately 5 minutes. Add the mountain chicken legs to the pot of gravy, stir and simmer

Provisions Preparation

  • Peel and clean provisions, boil in salt water. Add green pepper. Boil provisions until tender, but not crushed. Test it by sticking it with a fork.
  • Serve with white rice, rice & peas and mountain chicken
  • Serves 4 Adults

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