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Old 04-05-03, 02:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Red face Running out of human food...?

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Mealworm Chocolate Chip Cookies
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup mealworm flour
Cream butter well, then mix in sugar, egg, vanilla flour, salt, baking soda, chocolate chips, oats, and mealworm flour. Drop batter by the teaspoonful on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees farenheit. This recipe doesn't have much in the way of palpable insect content, but is an excellent way to introduce others (or yourself!) to entomophagy. Even many rather squeamish people will try mealworm cookies, since the cookie format doesn't look "gross" to most people, and since it is rather difficult to actually taste the mealworms, though they enrich the cookie with a somewhat nutty flavor and extra protein.

To make insect flour:

Spread your cleaned insects out on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Set your oven 200 degrees and dry insects for approximately 1-3 hours. When the insects are done, they should be fairly brittle and crush easily. Take your dried insects and put them into a blender or coffee grinder, and grind them till they are about consistency of wheat germ. Use in practically any recipe! Try sprinkling insect flour on salads, add it to soups, your favorite bread recipe, on a boat, with a goat, etc.

Chocolate Covered Crickets
25 adult crickets
Several squares of semisweet chocolate
Prepare the crickets as described above. Bake at 250 degrees until crunchy (the time needed varies from oven to oven). Heat the squares of semi sweet chocolate in a double boiler until melted. Dip the dry roasted crickets in the melted chocolate one by one, and then set the chocolate covered crickets out to dry on a piece of wax paper. Enjoy! This is a little time consuming to make, but definitely worth it...the crickets are deliciously crunchy!
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Wow! I saw a t.v. show once where a group of school kids visited a candy store where everything was bug related. Like mealworm covered candy apples. Yuk!!!
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I've seen "Hot and Spicy Mealworms" at the San Diego Natural History Museam... YUCK!!!
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Mealworm cookies...and the survey says.....X
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Hey crab, shrimp and lobster are all delicacies, as to me, they just look like really large insects, I say bring me a second helping!
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Ive had chocolate covered bees, ants, crickets, grasshoppers, and mealworms.. Not to bad just crunchie ... so i bet you can eat bugs other ways with other types of food...Ummm im not gona get to crazy with that makes me think of my little critters and eeeeeeeewwwwwwwww...
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so..... have you made them yet Zoe? :bugged:
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Ha, that's weird you posted that today. Just today I was dared to eat a mealworm. Tasted like bitter salty milk, very gross :S I probably wouldn't mind eating one covered in chocolate though!
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Old 04-05-03, 08:09 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Can't be that bad, although it is not definitely something I would eat on a regular basis.

When visiting Thailand, I had the opportunity to eat stir-fried chili locusts/grasshoppers, some sorta roasted huge beetle where you pull off the wing case and legs and eat the meat underneath, as well as some sort of roasted/spcied larva you eat with a toothpick. While it may sound gross, I actually found the grasshoppers quite tasty (tastes like really tender chicken). This is fairly common in Thailand.
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That definitely perked my interest... I totally have to try those one of these days!
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Have you seen those suckers with mealworms stuck in them? They taste sick, man...but my oldest brother loves them. It's nasty crap! *shudders* yuck!
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yes...... eat your bug cookies I think i will stay with m&m's
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