Introduction: Salty Bug, Caramel Stuffed Apples
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.
Step 1: Ingredients
Caramel Candy (individually wrapped)
Roasted Insects - http://www.thailandunique.com/
2 tablespoons water
Step 2: Melt the Caramel
unwrap caramel candies
place in pot with 2 tablespoons water
melt under low heat
Step 3: Cut Apples in Half
place a knife and cut thru the top of the apple to the bottom.
Step 4: Scoop Out Center of Apples
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
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
pour the melted caramel into the center of each apple.
refrigerate for an hour until caramel hardens.
open bag of bugs
place and mix on a plate.
using your hand carefully place bugs on caramel.