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How to Eat Beetles

Impress your friends at your next gathering with one of these great beetle dishes.


  • Step 1: Make dry-roasted beetles Make dry-roasted beetles. Place clean, frozen beetles on a baking sheet.
  • Step 2: Bake for 1-3 hours Bake them in an oven preheated to 200 degrees for 1 to 3 hours, until they're crispy. Then crush them with a spoon and add them to your favorite soup.
  • Step 3: Make rootworm dip Make rootworm beetle dip. Mix cottage cheese, lemon juice, and skim milk in a bowl.
  • Step 4: Add ingredients Add the mayonnaise, parsley, onion, dill weed, Beau Monde, and dry roasted beetles.
  • TIP: You can find Beau Monde in the spice section.
  • Step 5: Mix and refrigerate Mix well and refrigerate. Spread the dip on crackers and enjoy.
  • Step 6: Make popcorn crunch Make popcorn crunch. Place the butter and honey in a small saucepan and cook on low heat for 5 minutes.
  • Step 7: Mix popcorn, insects, and butter mixture Put the popcorn and insects in a medium bowl, pour the butter mixture on top, and mix.
  • Step 8: Bake for 10-15 minutes Spread the popcorn on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes, or until crisp. The kids will love it.
  • FACT: The African goliath beetle is the largest and heaviest beetle, weighing in at a quarter of a pound.

You Will Need

  • Frozen beetles
  • Soup
  • 2 c. low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1u00bd tsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. skim milk
  • u00bd c. reduced calorie mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp. parsley
  • chopped
  • 1 tbsp. onion
  • chopped
  • 1u00bd tsp. dill weed
  • 1u00bd tsp. Beau Monde
  • 1 c. dry-roasted rootworm beetles
  • Crackers
  • u00bd c. butter
  • melted
  • u00bd c. honey
  • 3 qt. popcorn
  • popped
  • 1 c. dry-roasted beetles

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