They ate the crickets. I have video evidence and I will show this to their future wives. Sometimes revenge is a dish best served cold.
I’d like to apologize for the grainy quality of the video, but it was the best I could rustle up on short order. I used my digital camera for the process.
Also, I’d like to point out the fact that in the background you can hear my husband saying, “Hey! You just swallowed it. You gotta chew it up!” But what you didn’t hear- because it happened way off camera- was him categorically refusing to eat any bug under any circumstances shy of famine and starvation ever, ever, ever.
Aunt Tuna says
Tell those boys they’ve made their aunt Tuna incredibly proud! Now I’m not the only one in the family to have consumed insects on purpose…I’ll have to send you another recipe from a Cambodian cookbook written by a family friend. Actually, Prince Norodom Ranariddh was the original supplier of the recipe for “roast crickets stuffed with almonds.”
I only remember that I’d been uninformed of the fact that you have to remove the back legs of the crickets prior to eating my first one. The gang got a real kick out of that one, let me tell you.
Too bad larvae aren’t readily available in WNY. Those were much tastier to me than crickets, however pasty they were in the inside. Hee, hee….
ECM and Melissa- Thank you! I warmed to the idea when I saw how genuinely excited they were. They weren’t just trying to gross me out, which they HAVE done before.
They were asking if I would make them again. Ummmm… not unless we’re having a gross-out party. My brother-in-law said he’d love to try them. But he also tried putting a mentos with diet coke in his mouth after we did that experiment while camping. He’s a thrill seeker.
Oh no. Nooononononono. I alway say I will eat anything… but I just can’t do bugs. Can’t.
But I second what Krysta said. I read the posts leading up to this and that WAS totally cool of you. 😀
evil chef mom says
You earned some serious cool mom points! That was awesome!