A can of buffalo worms is actually 55 grams, not 27 grams, so what happened to the other 28? This chow salad recipe wasn't my first choice to use the worms. I actually was planning to make them the protein in a buffalo wrap of sorts and sauteed the worms, which I now know is the worst thing you can do to them because they burn much faster than garlic due to their small size. Plus making tortillas from scratch is a pain in the behind.
I didn't want these precious worms to go to waste and also, I was getting tired of the whole idea of making recipes with buffalo wing seasoning and buffalo wing sauce. I encountered this recipe on how to make earthworm chow, which reminded me of tuna salad for some reason. Greek yogurt is the perfect substitute for mayonnaise and I had some pumpkin yogurt, which counteracted the saltiness of the worms(they taste like salty cardboard or really salty Rice Krispies).
This dish is what I call a chow salad because it's like a deli salad but it's really just a bunch of ingredients mixed up together.
I happened to have some microwave white rice, which I used as the base of this chow salad.
As for the other ingredients, I added soy sauce for an umami kick and French fried onions & the Old Bay seasoning to season the dish up.The green stuff in the pictures, which are parsley and a spinach leaf, are only there for decoration purposes,
The first flavor I detected in this dish was the French fried onions, which are kind of addicting to me. There's also a sweet creaminess to the salad that the yogurt provides. For even more crunchiness, I added some wonton strips to the chow. The crunchiness distracts you in the best way possible from the fact that you're eating worms.
My dad didn't try this dish because he's too scared to put insects in his mouth.
HELPFUL LINK: Buffalo Worms: www.crunchycritters.com/shop/buy-edible-insects/buffalo-worms-55-grams/
You will need:
For the cooking equipment:
A large bowl
For the chow salad:
! cup cooked, microwave white rice
27 grams Buffalo Worms(see HELPFUL LINK)
French fried onions
5.5 oz. Pumpkin Yogurt
Pinch of soy sauce
Pinch of Old Bay seasoning
Wonton strips for crunchiness
A spinach leaf
1. Mix all the chow salad ingredients together, then top with garnish. Bon appetit!