What is nocturnal, but played during the day, lives in mostly temperate climates, but is most popular in England?
That’s right, a cricket. The little insects often used to feed pet reptiles. But have you ever considered eating one yourself?
The ancient Romans and Greeks dined on insects, and they still remain a traditional food in many cultures across Africa, Asia and Latin America. One hundred grams of crickets contains 12.9 grams of protein, and like fish, insect fatty acids are unsaturated and thus healthier.
Buy crickets at your local pet store.
Put crickets in the freezer for approx. half an hour. This will lower their metabolism so they will still be alive, but unable to move.
Season with salt if you wish, and oven-roast crickets at 200° Celsius for 1 ½ to 2 hours.
While crickets are in the oven, melt chocolate (any type will do, we used bittersweet) in a double-broiler.
Dip crickets in chocolate and place on a tray lined with wax paper.
Let chocolate harden, and enjoy.