In looking at garlic cloves we noticed they look quite similar to the muscles on frog legs. Large cloves take the shape of the quadriceps while the smaller cloves are eerily close to the calves. In both cases the visual association between garlic cloves and frog legs is supported in the culinary world by their hand in hand nature on the plate. At first we planned to serve a ragout of leg muscles and garlic cloves, the two looking so close that the diner would not really know the difference in what they were eating. That approach actually seems quite silly. If the diner cannot tell what they are eating, what does it matter what they consume?
We decided to look at the picture again. Often times frog legs are supposed to taste like chicken. If they taste like chicken, why bother to get frog legs when chicken will do? That was not the answer, yet is posed a solution. Why not gently cook garlic cloves in an intense roasted chicken bouillon. The cloves would still resemble a frog leg in appearance while acquiring the rich decadence of a roasted chicken. No, these are not frog legs, they are similar, they faux-g legs.