Six-legged recipes

Roasted Mealworms

Roasted mealworms smell like roasted peanuts and are crispy like nuts.  In fact, baked mealworms are a great substitute for nuts. 

1 cup lively mealworms (obtain at the local pet store or biology lab)

1 cookie sheet

1 freezer

1 oven (preheated about 350 degrees F)

1 blender or sharp knife

Freeze the little critters.  Spread them on a cookie sheet.  Cool.  Chop coarsely (as you would for nuts).  I like to chop very coarsely so that people can still see the mealworm parts.

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  • Article: Roasted mealworms
  • Author(s): CJ Kazilek, Mary Liz Jameson
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: April 4, 2011
  • Date accessed: June 27, 2022
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