Introduction: Salty Bug, Caramel Stuffed Apples

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I recently saw a recipe to stuff the center of apples with caramel which makes them much easier to eat!  

I decided to make my own spin with adding crunchy and believe it or not tasty insects.    

My favorite is the mealy worm which has a nutty taste.  

Least favorite is grasshopper which tastes like the meadows.  

For this recipe i chose June Bugs and Mealy worms which complement the caramel.


more info about bug eating:

Entomophagy is the practice of eating insects.

According to the Food And Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO),  it is estimated that at least 2 billion people worldwide eat insects. [REF: http://www.fao.org/docrep/018/i3253e/i3253e00.htm ]

The most commonly eaten insect groups are beetles, caterpillars, bees, wasps, ants, grasshoppers, locusts, crickets, cicadas, leaf and planthoppers, scale insects and true bugs, termites, dragonflies and flies.

Crickets have twice the protein as the same serving of beef and they are much lower in fat.

Check out my blog of edible insects in the news.
http://www.reddit.com/r/edibleinsects/

Step 1: Ingredients

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Apples
Caramel Candy (individually wrapped)
Roasted Insects  -  http://www.thailandunique.com/
2 tablespoons water

Step 2: Melt the Caramel

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unwrap caramel candies
place in pot with 2 tablespoons water
melt under low heat

Step 3: Cut Apples in Half

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place a knife and cut thru the top of the apple to the bottom.

Step 4: Scoop Out Center of Apples

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with a spoon carefully scoop out the seeds and center.
hallow out enough to keep consistent thickness throughout.
arrange in bowl to stabilze for next step.

Step 5: Keep Stirring Caramel

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keep stirring caramel until candy has melted and it has smooth texture.
caramel is now ready to pour.  
do not over cook.


Step 6: Pour Melted Caramel Into Apples

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pour the melted caramel into the center of each apple.
refrigerate for an hour until caramel hardens.

Step 7:

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open bag of bugs 
place and mix on a plate.
using your hand carefully place bugs on caramel.

Comments

rickharris (author)2013-10-29

Couple of thoughts:

1. Sprinkle the apple with lemon juice and it will stop it going brown

2. You can make caramel from either sugar - heat in pan until caramel forms or condensed (sweetened milk) from this you get fudge.
3. Skip the insects. Only my opinion - even 2 billion people can be wrong. Assuming you can afford a different form of protein

rush2ady (author)rickharris2013-11-12

I love that you're concerned with the unappealing browning of the apple.

sansoy (author)rickharris2013-10-29

Great Suggestions! Thanks!

1Dgirl (author)2013-10-31

grooossss

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2013-10-29

That is crazy!

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