Thursday, March 25, 2010

Fried Flying Ants

Amelia and Abby brought flying ants home from school (just two) with idea that they could be fried and eaten. Apparently some tribes in Kenya eat flying ants on a regular basis. First Amelia and Abby removed the wings.

Two flying ants being fried with butter. How do you really know when a flying ant is completely fried?

Flying ants ready to eat.

On the fork and into the mouth!

The surprisingly positive reaction to the taste of fried flying ants.

Well, the pictures about say it all. I don't know if I should be more surprised that Amelia wanted to try eating a flying ant, that she said it tasted, "good, like bacon," or that Malin knew enough about cooking to fry it in butter.


The Drs. McLaughlin said...

This is not a joke.

If you have extras, and could get them to Jeff Stanfield, coming up today or tomorrow, and picking up a big order of English muffins to Tenwek folks - then we would love to try a few.

It's about time we got back into exotic eats.

Ana said...

Wow Amelia! That's so great you're trying new foods! Eating a fried ant is a far cry from your "only pink food" diet (age 3). I'm proud of you!
Love, Auntie Ana