Various bug recipes collected from the internet just for fun!
Keep in mind that there are people who actually eat bugs and enjoy the recipes!
Johnny: Daddy, are caterpillars good to eat?
Father: Have I not told you never to mention such things during meals!
Mother: Why did you say that, Junior? Why did you ask that question?
Johnny: It's because I saw one on daddy's lettuce, but now it's gone.
Roach Bug Milk:
~ 1 Part American Roach Bugs
~ 4 Parts water
Soak dried American Roach Bugs over night in water. Pour off water, and blend. Flavoring may be added to water before soaking. For a delicious smoothie add ice cream or frozen fruit & pure maple syrup.
Remove the bee hive or nest from the tree and boil it. Remove larvae from the comb and dry them. Fry them with a little salt and eat or dry again if desired. You do not need to add oil when frying.
Chocolate Covered Grasshoppers
~ baker's chocolate
~ candied crickets
Melt baker's chocolate in double boiler. Fill molds halfway with chocolate, add grasshoppers, fill rest of the way. A tasty surprise in every one!
These emerge at the end of the rainy season and feed on grass. To prepare them, remove the intestines and stomach and boil for 5 minutes. Dry them in the sun or low oven. Fry in a hot pan with a little oil when ready to eat.
Dig these from the sand, remove stomach and intestines and wash. Fry in a hot pan with salt and a little oil.
Just boil them, and eat them!
Marinate bee grubs, sliced onions, and citrus leaves in coconut cream containing some pepper. Wrap in pieces of linen and steam. Serve as a topping for rice.
|Insect||Protein (g)||Fat (g)||Carbo-|
|Calcium (mg)||Iron (mg)|
|Giant Water Beetle||19.8||8.3||2.1||43.5||13.6|
|Silk Worm Pupae||9.6||5.6||2.3||41.7||1.8|