Earthworms or earthworms (Lumbricina) live on all continents, except Antarctica, have high nutritional value. Worms can be found in the soils of meadows, forests, steppes, in humid lowlands, along the banks of streams, small lakes, shady places, in the layer or under the layer of last year’s leaves, in old wood, in the roots of nettles. They avoid only saline soils, arid areas and acidic swamp soils..
Earthworms or earthworms, methods of collecting and catching, preparing and eating worms for food, worms as food when surviving in an extreme or emergency situation.
Earthworms in the active state are usually no deeper than 10 15 centimeters from the soil surface. They can be found by turning stones and other objects that have lain on the ground for a long time, removing bark from a rotten tree, etc. More laborious methods of collecting worms are digging the ground, raising turf, and destroying rotten stumps. Large worms crawling to the surface at night can be collected using a non-bright flashlight with a narrow, directed beam of light. Move with this nightly method of collection should be careful, as earthworms are very sensitive to soil shaking..
water nuts, leaves of edible wild plants finely cut with a knife: sorrel, shepherd’s bag, dandelion, nettle, etc..
Over time, the filler will displace the earth inside the worms and, after appropriate cooking, you will get a kind of sausage in the dough, but on the contrary, the dough in the sausage. In extreme cases, you can put earthworms in salt water and wait until they become transparent. After this, the worms need to be washed and you can start cooking.
fry or stew. Cooking is best immediately placed in boiling water, so the mucus will be removed faster.
Earthworm or earthworm recipes.
And finally, two original recipes, the first from the author of the book Charms of Wildlife in the City, or a guide for the inventive city dweller Christopher Nyerges.
Roll earthworms in flour, then fry in butter, then pour the broth and cook over low heat. Then add the fried onions, mushrooms and sour cream.
The second recipe for earthworm cutlets from Jerry Hopkins, author of Extreme Cooking.
700 grams of worms (after internal cleaning), half a glass of melted butter, 1 teaspoon of grated lemon peel, 1.5 teaspoon of salt, 0.5 teaspoon of white pepper, 2 tablespoons of soda, 1 beaten egg, 1 cup of breadcrumbs, 2 tablespoons tablespoons butter, 1 cup sour cream.
Mix worms, ghee, lemon zest, salt and pepper. Pour in soda and stir. Form cutlets. Dip them in an egg and roll in breadcrumbs. Then melt the butter in a pan. Place cutlets and fry for 10 minutes, turning over once. Transfer cutlets to a heated serving plate. Serve with preheated sour cream.