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Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Um, how do you rinse LIVE crickets???

I was looking up what crickets eat for someone and came across this recipe for making cricket snacks from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency:
25 live adult crickets
4 squares of semi-sweet chocolate
Rinse the crickets, pat them dry and freeze them for half an hour until they're dead. Once they're dead, take them out of the freezer and pull off their legs and heads. Then, put them in an oven set at 250 degrees until they're crunchy (about 15 to 20 minutes). While the crickets are baking, melt the semi-sweet chocolate in a double-boiler (keeps it from burning). Once the crickets are done, dip them in the melted chocolate and put them on a sheet of wax paper so the chocolate can set. Then, once they've cooled off, invite your friends over for a treat!

I like crickets too much to eat them, and I'm not sure of the pesticide levels in wild crickets, but I understand they're a good source of protein, although not kosher. :) Oh, and in case you're interested, crickets pretty much eat anything, and apparently hang out in bathrooms due to the moisture.

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