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Overlord

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Let's start off:
Note: Quantities are based on availability of supply

Grasshopper Fries:
1) Wash the grasshoppers (large variety)
2) Cut off wings, legs, and head
3) Season with either salt and pepper or soy sauce
4) Heat oil in a pan. Fry until crunchy

Ant Thorax "Nuts" (this takes a lot of ants and I mean, a lot! :) )
1) Get the large ants
2) Cut off the thorax and put aside in a bowl
3) In a dry pan, dry fry the thorax.

Bougainvillea Salad (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bougainvillea)
1) Get the flowers (only the flowers)
2) Wash in water twice then blanch in hot water for about a minute
3) Slice tomatoes and onions. You can also add thin strips of garlic and grated ginger
4) Combine flowers, tomatoes, and onions in a bowl
5) Season with salt, pepper, vinegar

Rose Petal Tempura
1) Separate the petals and wash
2) Make a batter using flour, eggs, and salt & pepper
3) Coat petals with batter
4) Fry until golden brown

Will compile my other recipes and post them.
 

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Nice to see these; if absolutely need be, since I have all these except for the Bougainville . We had snow a couple years ago that killed mine. It was about 9 ft tall at the time, but honestly I hope I never have to use these. .
 

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Tons of frogs and snakes here. The frogs are small though, so would be difficult to work with, but better than starving. Snakes though...just batter and fry up the meat just like making fried chicken.
Of course, I also plan on post SHTF, just breeding my rabbits and chickens for sustainable meat sources. Not above mixing in some snake or frog now and then though, or fish caught out of local waterways.
 

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Tons of frogs and snakes here. The frogs are small though, so would be difficult to work with, but better than starving. Snakes though...just batter and fry up the meat just like making fried chicken.
Then it tastes like chicken... My daughter asked me once, why do they say everything tastes like chicken? I said well, it does taste like chicken... hahaha....

Snake is also nice with coconut milk and ginder with a bit of chili pepper (Sili Labuyo plant) leaves. Cooked until the coconut milk starts to oil up.

Frogs can be cooked "adobo" style.... Yummy!
 

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Fried June Bugs
1) Remove the wings and legs
2) Fry in a bit of oil.
3) Add salt and pepper to taste

"Adobo" June Bugs
- June Bugs (cleaned of wings, legs, etc.)
- Soy sauce
- Vinegar (1 part for every 10 parts Soy Sauce)
- Peppercorns
- Bay leaf
- Garlic

1) Saute the garlic in oil, add the pepper corns
2) Add the June bugs
3) Put in the vinegar and the Soy Sauce. This is to evaporate the vinegar a bit
4) add the Bay leaf

A variation of the above:
http://invasivore.org/2013/05/recipe-adobong-salagubang-adobo-style-june-bugs/
 

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"Metal" dish (this is from a province up north) from the phrase "ME TALbos ng ..., ME TALbos ng ... meaning "There are sprouts of ..."

Any leaf sprouts of the following plants:
Malunggay (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moringa_oleifera)
String Beans (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_bean)
Bitter Gourd (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Momordica_charantia)
Saluyot (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Saluyot)
Kangkong (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ipomoea_aquatica)
Alugbati (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basella_alba)
and other edible plants you may have even the newly sprouted leaves of the mango tree.

Saute garlic, onions, and tomatoes, put fishstock (or even a pieace of roasted/fried fish/pork/chicken then water)
Let boil. Dump the leaves into the pot. let boil for 2 to 3 minutes then serve.

Goes well with fish sauce or fermented fish sauce (bagoong balayan http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bagoong)
 

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Here is a squirrel recipe that was handed down in the family. I got it from my grandmother. I have modifications that I'll give afterwards.

Old World Brunswick Stew
1 Large Crockpot
5 Squirrels
2 Large Potatoes
3 Medium Onions (Yellow)
2 Cans Tomato Sauce
3 Tablespoons Mustard
1 Med Bottle Worchestershire Sauce
4 Lemons
1 Garlic
Salt
Cayenne Pepper
Butterbeans
English Peas
Corn

Put Squirrels in Crockpot and cover with water, stew all day on "Low."
Take a medium saucepan and dip off top of Broth from Crockpot and put in pan.
Peel and cut up potatoes and onions, then boil them in the broth on medium heat on the stove.
Take squirrels out of Crockpot and debone, pour out all but a cupful of broth.
Add Squirrel meat and sqeeze the lemons into pot with meat. NO SEEDS!
Make sure all seeds are removed from lemons and put squeezed lemons into pot with potatoes.
Add tomatoes sauce to pot with meat, and turn crockpot on "high."
Peel garlic, chop it up and add to pot with potatoes.
Put mustard and whole bottle of Worchestershire sauce with meat.
Then add beans, peas, corn, etc. as desired. Cook potatoes etc. until potatoes and onions are totally stewed, remove lemons and pour contents into crockpot with meat.
Stir it all up and cook on high heat for three hours or until butterbeans, peas and corn are done.
Add cayenne pepper and salt to taste.

NOTES:
This recipe is Mississippi Delta fox squirrels, which are HUGE. You'll need about 8 smaller squirrels like grey squirrels.

1 Garlic means ONE WHOLE GARLIC, not just one garlic clove.

Here are my modifications:

When the squirrels first start cooking, blood and fat form a scum on the surface. I skim this off which improves the flavor.

I only cook the squirrels until I can debone them. If you cook them until the meat is falling off the bone (as the recipe calls for) you get a lot of little bones like ribs that are nearly impossible to sort out.

I don't leave the lemons in the whole time, the lemon oil can be overpowering if you cook them completely. I think maybe the lemons she used were the thin skinned kind.

I add some more sources of heat, like tabasco, black pepper and white pepper.

I discovered that there is a secret ingredient not listed in the recipe. I found this out when I made a batch and it didn't quite taste right, so I called my grandmother and asked what was missing.

Ketchup!
 
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