How to Make Fried Grasshopper

Ever saw a grasshopper and were hungry at the same time? Kill two birds with one stone with this recipe!

Ingredients

  • Grasshoppers
  • Water
  • Eggs
  • Cornmeal
  • Condiments to taste

Steps

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    Catch some grasshoppers.
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    Let them sit overnight to "empty" themselves. Alternatively, shake the jar to scare them.
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    Boil them for five or ten minutes in water.
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    Remove from water, pat dry.
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    Remove wings and legs if they are very large.
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    Dip in beaten eggs.
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    Drop in a paper or plastic bag with seasoned white or yellow Cornmeal.
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    Heat oil to about 350 degree F.
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    Throw in your grasshoppers.
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    Pull them out when golden brown.
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    Drain on paper towels.

Tips

  • Ketchup, mustard, salad dressing, or even honey. You'll need it.
  • No kidding about leaving them in a container overnight!

Warnings

  • Not everything tastes like chicken. See tip # 1.

Things You'll Need

  • Pot for holding water
  • Stovetop
  • Plastic or paper bag
  • Paper towels

Sources and Citations

Article Info

Categories: Meat