Monday, October 8, 2007
If You Can't Beat Them, Eat Them
Every year, parts of Australia are overrun by brown bogong moths. Now one chef is proposing a novel way to deal with the pests: He's encouraging Australians to eat them.
According to Paul Bruneteau, the moths (which can be gathered from most windowsills this time of year) taste a bit like hazelnut-flavored popcorn. He suggests plucking off their wings and frying them in canola oil--or (get this) putting them in a coffee grinder and sprinkling the powder over pancakes.
Of course if you're feeling a little lazy, you can always just toss a couple straight into your mouth. But try not to go overboard. You'd think something so gross would be good for you. But it seems 3 ounces of moth abdomen have as much fat as a Big Mac (oh, and a little arsenic from all the pesticides they consume.)
Read more here. Bon Appetit!