Bugs from A Beginner’s Guide to Eating Exotic Animals (Slideshow)

A Beginner’s Guide to Eating Exotic Animals (Slideshow)

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Insects are a major protein source for millions and millions of people around the world, so you might as well try eating them too. Ants are pretty popular (a quick fry is all they need) as are their larvae, which goes great with scrambled eggs. In Mexico you’ll find chapulines, little fried grasshoppers, adorning guacamole and other dishes. They taste like a crunchy bar snack, completely harmless. With most insects, the way to go is a quick fry. With the larger critters, just make sure you pluck the legs off before you eat them, so they don’t get stuck in your teeth.