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Arizona: Sauteed Meal Worms

Courtesy of Chef John of Chef du' Jour

Sautéed Mealworms
Arizona State Fair

Billed as low in fat and high in protein—really—mealworms are cooked in olive oil, sautéed in garlic, and smothered in enough barbecue sauce to make you forget, sort of, that these are worms you’re eating. Arizona fairgoers-who-dare call it a delicacy, with a texture of fried onions and a taste similar to popcorn. Served on a bun or candied apple.

Where: Phoenix, AZ
When: Fair opens mid-October.

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