First things first, I didn’t miss a day, I ate my insects, I just didn’t get the occasion to post about it. Yesterday, I ate Gagh, which would be live worms for people who didn’t read the article. And I said I was going to cook with worms again today, sadly, I will not. I actually threw them in the frying pan and they started excreting their weird awful liquid, and it started stinking in the whole room. So, I threw them away and made myself another snack for my trip: Grub quiche.
Now what is grub quiche? It’s a regular quiche, with grubs! It’s also bite-size because I was traveling! This is actually one of the first recipes I tried when starting in entomophagy, replacing the bacon in the quiche with mealworms, I figured it would be fun with a larger bug too.
I had never eaten grubs before, but I was told they were great. So, I bought a couple from the pet-shop (shame on me) and it was explicitly written, “Not for human consumption.” I went for it anyways.
I was looking how to prepare grubs on the internet, and I found out they didn’t need to be purged, apparently, on a skewer they are really good, but since I had to throw the worms away, and had already prepared the ingredients for my quiche, I used them for that.
Here is a picture of me eating bugs in the train station. But actually, it wasn’t great, it felt like eating dirt or sand. The taste wasn’t bad, of course, it was actually pleasant, but just the feeling of eating dirt didn’t appeal to me much. The question is, should they have been purged? Even for a small amount of time? I’m not sure why it felt wrong, maybe some of you can tell me in the comments?
So, of course I can’t tell you about the shop, since these grubs were clearly made for reptiles and not humans, but I can rate them! On a scale from 1 to 10:
- The Grub quiche gets a 5/10. I’m really quite neutral about this quiche, first of all it tastes ok, and I was really hungry, but then you get an after-taste of dirt which kind of ruins the experience, but you bite back in because it still tastes good. So, I’m not sure how to describe it better, anyways, I’m curious as to how to make the experience better.
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