Chapulines: Cooked Grasshoppers

Chapulines: Cooked Grasshoppers

Check out this lovely chapuline recipe from the state of Oaxaca. You'll rethink your opinion on eating bugs.
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  • Serves: 8 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Pull the wings and legs off of each chapuline (grasshopper). Discard.
  3. Step 3

    Heat the oil in a shallow pan over medium-high heat. Sauté the garlic, chile, and the onion until the onion is translucent.
  4. Step 4

    With a slotted spoon, remove and discard the onions, chile, and garlic from the oil, leaving the oil in the pan.
  5. Step 5

    Sauté the chapulines in the oil until they are brown and crispy.
  6. Step 6

    Remove the chapulines and drain them well on paper towels.
  7. Step 7

    Sprinkle salt over the top and then squeeze some lime over them.
  8. Step 8

    Enjoy them as a snack or use as a filling for tacos.