The Incredible Edible Grub!

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  1. upthecreek

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    At our gathering over the weekend we were fortunate enough to dine on some very loverly grubs. They are a very high protein meal and fried a little, taste just fine. I post a pic of our treat as well as a vid of everyone enjoying our yummy side! If your hungry and find a rotting log full of grubs....eat them.

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    Sharing the goodness!

    grub dinner/May outing - YouTube

    Not bad at all. We had lots of laughs too.

    Creek :42:
     
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    Outstanding time and company indeed.
     
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    congrats, guys...I think! lol. :26:

    I took a few courses in worm farming, etc...we had 'worm cookies' - seemed good to me, but I think was easier to eat than a pan of grubs! :p
     
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    Wow. Guys, beers, edged tools, fire and grubs. Looks like a great time!
     
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    And how much beer was consumed as an appetizer for this cooking project? :)

    PC
     
  6. upthecreek

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    the grubs were pretty early in the day as a matter of fact!
     
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    wrap up in bacon, fry 'em up.....mmm....mmm
     
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    That's all it takes, beer and frying to make everything edible! lol

    BTW, I just subscribed to your youtube channel. I enjoy seeing everybody's trips. I need to start posting some of my own.
     
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    Here's a recipe for next time:

    1/4 lb roasted stump grubs
    6 oz yuengling
    1/4 cup wild onion
    2 oz tequila
    half a bottle of chipotle tobasco
    1 tblsp bacon grease
    1tsp file
    salt and pepper to taste

    Then I might just try them! Of course peer pressure never hurts. Good job ya'll, it looks like you had a great outing.

    B.
     
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    I was lucky enough to be teaching a survival course in Utah one summer during a cicada hatch! We found a bush loaded with them, and in no time had a couple gallon ziploc bags filled... that night we sat around the fire roasting and eating cicadas and having a great time... yum yum... (I think they taste like shrimp!)
     
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    Not for me, but good for you guys on trying something new.
     
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    I'm kind of with Matt on this one. I might have tried them if I were there, but I'm damned sure not going out to look for them to try on my own.
     
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    My question is how many beers did it take for the first brave one to try em? :)
     
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    Would you say they taste "just fine"... or would you say they are actually "good"? Out of all the other food out there that doesn't run from you, would you go after these or would they be on the bottom of the list?
     
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    My Favorite Grubs:
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    Are all grubs safe to eat?
     
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    Having eaten them, I wouldn't hesitate to seek them out.

    I don't know honestly. If they make you puke, I guess not :)
     
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    that's funny, because it took forever to convince you to eat one.
     
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    My dog eats june bugs... Live... He chases them down and gnaws away. The crunch itself makes me cringe... Crazy mutt...

    LOL
     
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    No way (unless I'm already starving). Use 'em to catch some fish!
     
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    Them big white grubs that you can kind of see through. That dark spot on the tail end is .......Wait for it...................POOP
     
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    I think if you would have been with us that would no longer be your opinion. If chili wasn't cooking in the other pot I bet we would have eaten them all.

    Creek :42:
     
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    Generally speaking, most grubs are safe to eat as long as they dont show any of the usual danger signs - 'keep away' colouring, hairs on body, etc.
    Another general rule - grubs taste like crap when eaten raw but can be quite good when cooked (especially when roasted).
    They are often very high in both protein & fat, & make excellent 'survival' food.
    Yeah they do take a bit of initial bravery to get over the 'yech' factor, but the roasting helps a lot, & once you've taken the plunge & eaten em you'll realise they're not all that bad. You've most likely eaten worse if you've ever had store bought sausages (full of lips & bums) or (dare I denigreate that American icon) - hotdogs (can you really say for certain they aren't full of lips & bums?).
    Over here 'Witchity grubs' are considered a delicacy by the aboriginal people & can be eaten either raw or cooked. I prefer em cooked as they take on a lovely nutty flavour & actually taste quite scrumo.

    I'd much rather a natural grub dinner than many of our so readilly accepted mass produced 'processed' foods full of chemicals & other nasty additives.
     
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    There may be some lips in hotdogs but I do not believe there are any homeless people in there.
     
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    Congrats Guys,see alot of drink going on LOL " Taste Like Chicken" LOL
     
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    geez...ain't nothing wrong with anything we did. I hope I get to do it again here real soon. I'm digging some SHARP edges uncle :)

    Creek :42:
     
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    This is a comparison of Willies carver vs a brand new one. You can see it has been modded to say the least.

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    grubs, beer, and friends... seems like my kind of fun!
    ive actually never eaten grubs (i would) but i sure do like to put the beer away :D
     
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    Love it. Laughed like a fat dog eatin jelly ;-)
     
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    I don't know what would be worse for me, the grub or the beer (but I don't drink).
    Cooked would be the only way I would eat it unless I was in a survival situation.

    From this I take it as ground grub are in the ground, but how do you find them?
    I guess a borer grub is in dead trees.

    What does "thru a couple of changes" mean?
    How can you tell or how long is a change?

    What do they taste like? Do you season them or just cook'em?
    What's better, fried in a pan or roasted over a fire?
    I could eat a mess of crawdads,though.
     
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    Love the video!! I heard "tastes like chicken" and "tastes like sausages" and something about "being healthy" but what I didn't hear was "Wow! These are delicious!" :D
     
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    I'm not eating any grubs if I have Bacon. Lol
     
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    I can't describe how they tasted. I think I ate 3 or 4, They were gritty perhaps. The griddle was a little nasty so coulda been that. I won't analyze it anymore. It was a non-issue while we were enjoying the meal. I'm very glad I ate them. Tasty. I certainly don't intend to make grubs a staple of my diet, but I appreciate the knowledge and experience that insures I can find a grub in the woods under a log, build a fire and have a meal. Try it, spit it out if you can't get past the wiggle :) We had plenty of support for our craft!
     
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    ^^ pretty much what he said
     
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    I can imagine using them to supplement a meal as a protein source. Grub Ramen comes to mind. Absolutely in a survival situation though I would prefer to cook them somehow rather than raw...dire straits would change that though.
     
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    It would take more than listening to The Sultans of Swing to get me in the mood for a steaming bowl of Grub Ramen:26:
     
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    It was more than a pleasant experience guys. Try it if for no other reason to know you can :)
     
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    Thanks for the great post! I've had grubs as cuisine on the back burner (no pun intended) for quite some time now. This has just inspired me to start researching which grubs are common to Northern California so I can get me some snacks. Those Australian witchetty grubs look fantastic, but the travel costs to sample are a bit prohibitive :)
    Anyway, if any California people have entomological insights to share, please hit me up.
     

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