The worst dishes of the world
The Country Of Mexico.
For its preparation used eggs of the giant Mexican ants that belong to the genus liometopum. This dish is pure Mexican invention, analogues it is not even in Asian cuisine, which is famous for the abundance of insects. These huge black ants – not the most pleasant of creatures, and hunt them eggs is very difficult and even dangerous. The liometopum ants are large (adults reach ten millimeters in length) and are poisonous. They are able to protect their offspring, if someone infringes on eggs, become aggressive and attack the offender. However, escamoles, according to the Mexicans, it’s so good that they cannot abandon the production of eggs. Moreover, fit is not any eggs, and only the largest ants that live in the roots of the agave tree. In early summer they begin to crawl out of their hiding places outside and at this time begins the season of hunting for eggs.
Ant eggs look like small pine nuts. Unlike adults, they are edible and not poisonous. They can be found in any market of the Mexico – European tourists often confuse them with nuts, puffed rice or groats. In the summer season the eggs are very well diverge because of escamoles is delicious and tasty dish. They sell by kilos, though at a very high price. When the season ends, this “ant eggs” are frozen and put in shops, where fresh ant eggs are not normally sold.
In Mexico, there are several options for cooking escamoles. Ant eggs and can be eaten raw, and cooked. Their fried, stewed, boiled – the result is something like cottage cheese. The taste of escamoles a little creamy, like butter, with a taste of nuts. Mexicans, and fans of spicy food, add in escamoles chili pepper and onion. The villagers eat this dish with guacamole sauce (spicy sauce made with avocado) and eat corn tortillas tacos. They claim that the taste is just amazing. In Mexican cities also eat escamoles, but prepared a little differently and eat with other products. If in a rural area ant eggs usually stewed with oil, in urban restaurants fry them without any additives or cook with onions and garlic. This escamoles also very popular. Eat some ant eggs in a tortilla – tortilla made of corn flour, others just tuck them in sauce.
Escamole is considered a delicacy not only because of its taste, but also the most expensive. Ant eggs are expensive because of the complexities of their prey. The egg collection is usually carried rural residents, who for one season of production earn more than conventional farmers during the year. But since this is a difficult and dangerous job, not wanting very much. You need to have a great experience, good production skills, dexterity and a highly developed intuition.
As soon as the European tourists will learn this is an interesting dish, they have no desire to try it. And yet, despite the disgust, escamoles worth to try. After this, you will not regret the spent on this delicacy money. In addition, the Mexicans claim that the ant eggs and the eggs of any insects very useful, strengthen the immune system and retain youth.
Escamoles – national Mexican dish, but it began to gain popularity in other South American countries. For example, in Colombia it is so loved by locals that they put in one of the cities the statue of ant. But outside of South America ant eggs for sale not to meet, and the usual ants in food no good.