How To: Eat ants

Eat ants

Tired of the same old snacks? This cheeky treat will be sure to shock your guests. Although, we might not consider ants as a regular food source, they are edible. Plus, anything tastes good with butter and garlic.

There are over 12,000 species of ants. Try one of them in these great recipes.

You Will Need

  * ¼ c. butter
  * 6 cloves garlic, crushed
  * 2 c. ants.
  * 2 tbsp. butter
  * ½ lb. larvae or pupae
  * 1 small onion
  * 3 Serrano chilies, chopped
  * 1 tomato, chopped
  * Salt and pepper
  * Cumin
  * Oregano
  * Taco shells
  * 1 lb. chocolate
  * Sauté pans
  * Double boiler
  * Candy mold

Step 1: Make sauteed ants

Make sauteed ants by melting butter in a saute pan on low heat. Add garlic and 1 cup ants. Enjoy them as an appetizer.

Do not use red ants for cooking.

Step 2: Make ant brood tacos

Make ant brood tacos. Heat 2 tablespoons butter in a small saute pan. Add the larvae and cook for 1 minute.

Step 3: Add ingredients

Add onions, chilies, tomato, salt, pepper, cumin, and oregano. Serve in taco shells.

Step 4: Make chocolate covered ants

Make chocolate covered ants. Melt chocolate in a double broiler.

Step 5: Fill mold with chocolate

Fill each candy mold cavity halfway with chocolate. Add three to five ants until you have used 1 cup ants, and then fill the mold with chocolate.

Step 6: Place in refrigerator

Place the candy mold in the refrigerator for 5 minutes, or until the chocolate sets.

Step 7: Remove from mold

Remove the candy from mold and serve. There is a surprise in every bite.

Ants can pull 52 times their own body weight.

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