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Worms - deep fried
Thu 24-Mar-11
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Original Redhead
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Hi all,

 

as my wormery seems to be doing extremely well thought I'd have a go at deep fried worms with chilli sauce.

 

Now I now when I do snails I have them in a (covered) bucket for 48 hours with lettuce to purge their system but not sure what to do with the worms.   One recipe I found online has them in cornflour for 24 hours but doesn't specify if this is to add to crispiness [sp] or to purge them.

 

Anyone have an idiots guide to preparing worms for cooking, please?

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Thu 24-Mar-11
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Sure!

1 cup worms

1cup cornmeal

1 bottle Guinness

Dampen cornmeal so worms don't dess.... dehi..... dry out. Place worms in cornmeal in a covered container (else you will have escapees, yuck) Wait 24 hours. Open Guinness. Feed worms and cornmeal to chooks. Drink Guinness. Easy-peasy! big_laugh

 

Seriously, short of a SFTF scenario, why would anyone WANT to eat worms? eeek

Thu 24-Mar-11
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Nice answer!!  My thoughts exactly! big_laugh

 

But each to their own, I suppose (there's no accounting for taste flaming_nora).

 

Unless, of course, Tracey's post was made tongue in cheek......(rather tongue than worms, however they're cooked eeekbig_laugh).

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3ravens said:

Seriously, short of a SFTF scenario, why would anyone WANT to eat worms? eeek


 

Good Source of protein and more importantly as I have a wormery FREE.

 

I'm sure many vegetarians would say 'why would anyone want to eat beef?'

 

Got to be tried, although I am beginning to understand why my mum is dubious about what I serve her when she visits.  chef

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Thu 24-Mar-11
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Original Redhead said:

 

Got to be tried, although I am beginning to understand why my mum is dubious about what I serve her when she visits.  chef


 

Well, you're braver than I am............I struggle to eat some kinds of veg! whistlebig_laugh

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Thu 24-Mar-11
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I used to eat them raw when I was a child.  eeek

I'll try that again!

Thu 24-Mar-11
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Toffeeapple said:

I used to eat them raw when I was a child.  eeek


 

That must explain something.....big_laugh ......runaway

Thu 24-Mar-11
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Toffeeapple said:

I used to eat them raw when I was a child.  eeek


At least I'm looking at cooking them

 

Just for you TA:

 

Nobody likes me, everybody hates me
I'm going down the garden to eat worms
Long thin slimy ones, short fat fuzzy ones
Ooey gooey, ooey gooey worms

Long thin slimy ones slip down easily

Short fat fuzzy ones don't
Short fat fuzzy ones stick to your teeth
And the juice goes (slurping noise) down your
throat

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Thu 24-Mar-11
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wave  I think I might just give worm a miss - raw or cooked.  flaming_nora

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Thu 24-Mar-11
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My eldest daughter, when she was about 4 (some 100 years ago) wouldn't eat macaroni because she said it was worms.

Look forward to hearing how they turn out, could be confusing with wholemeal spaghetti if you made a bolognese source with them as to which were the worms (just a thought!!).

 

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Thu 24-Mar-11
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paperman said:

 

Look forward to hearing how they turn out,

 


 

Paperman considering what 3Ravens said I think the cornmeal is to increase the crispiness " have friends coming for a games night this weekend so think it might be on the menu

(obvioulsy well tell them what it is afterwards)  teehee

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Thu 24-Mar-11
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paperman said:

My eldest daughter, when she was about 4 (some 100 years ago) wouldn't eat macaroni because she said it was worms.

Look forward to hearing how they turn out, could be confusing with wholemeal spaghetti if you made a bolognese source with them as to which were the worms (just a thought!!).


 Were your thoughts elsewhere, Chris?  laugh

Only joshing!!! big_hug

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Hi Tracey,

Seriously???  laugh

Okay, have a look at this site.

Just like TA, I ate them as a child. surprised

Whatever made us do that, TA ?? eeek

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Thu 24-Mar-11
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Val: Probably. Just musing on a thought that occurred. Must find my medication !! or who knows, it may be sunstroke !!

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Try-ed them deep fryed but not to nice but do eat them raw.and easy to catch.

nettels are still my favorite thought.

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