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How to Eat Caterpillars

Do you want to add protein to your diet? Crunchy caterpillars may be just the thing you need! Try one of these delicious preparations.


  • Step 1: Make dry roasted caterpillars Make dry roasted caterpillars. Place frozen caterpillars on a baking sheet and bake them at 200 degrees for 1 to 3 hours, until they're crispy. Serve the caterpillars with your favorite condiment.
  • Step 2: Make corn borer corn bread Make corn borer cornbread muffins by preparing cornbread batter, stirring in the borers, and baking the muffins according to package directions.
  • Step 3: Eat live Eat a live witchetty grub. Hold it by the head, lower it into your mouth, bite it off at the neck, and chew.
  • TIP: Chew quickly because it will be wiggling around.
  • Step 4: Make fried green caterpillars Make fried green caterpillars. Remove the intestines and stomachs and boil the caterpillars for 5 minutes.
  • Step 5: Dry in oven Place the boiled caterpillars on a baking sheet and bake them at 200 degrees until they're dried. Then fry them in oil until they're crispy. Enjoy!
  • FACT: The caterpillar has approximately 4,000 separate muscles, whereas humans have 792 distinct muscles.

You Will Need

  • Frozen caterpillars
  • Condiments
  • Cornbread mix
  • Dry roasted borers
  • Witchetty grubs
  • Green caterpillars
  • Oil

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