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The proper etiquette for eating frog legs

Posted at 6:21 PM, May 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-09 19:21:03-04

If you’re going to be eating any frog food at Rayne’s Frog Festival this weekend, there’s a proper way to do it.

A frog leg etiquette eating contest will be going on Saturday at 11:30, before people line up at a table for the big competition.

Six Acadiana mayors from outside of Rayne will compete to see who has the best manners.

KATC’s Dannielle Garcia went to Chef Roy’s and sat down with the mayor of Rayne Chuck Robicheaux and Acadia Parish Clerk of Court, Robert Barousse. Barousse considers himself a “frog leg expert” meanwhile, you won’t catch the mayor of the frog capitol eating one.

“It’s hard to go to Cajun country and not just grab them and eat them with your hands. To etiquettely eat them, [grab a] fork, knife and I see they just came out they’re very hot. Put the knife down,” Barousse said taking a bite.

After some convincing, KATC’s Dannielle Garcia reluctantly tried for herself, with her newly trained manners.

Barousse says the competition will judge the other mayors “the way you eat it, the way you put your fork down, knife down after you cut it, you’re supposed to put your fork down after you take a bite then you’re supposed to wipe your mouth.”