Ok – so don’t let the title throw you off – I didn’t REALLY fry Caterpillar Cocoons – I just made a tasty Halloween Treat Which I am Calling ‘Fried Caterpillar Cocoons’!
They’re really simple to make and are a great tasting, yet a little ghoulishly creepy to eat as well!
Simple ingredients needed:
Avocados From Mexico
(Optional Black Bean Guacomole)
Each Avocado makes apx 8 ‘Cocoons’
Avocados make a great Halloween party treat – While they are available year round, Avocados from Mexico are in their prime during the fall months, and the green just makes such a spooky color – perfect for Halloween!
Slice The Avocado in Half, scoop out the pit, and scoop the meat from the skin. Slice the avocado lengthwise. Depending on the ripeness of your Avocado, some may break – but that is ok! Caterpillars come in all shapes and sizes
Take a slice of bacon (or half a slice depending on the length of avocado you’re working with) and wrap around the Avocado. Put a toothpick through the bacon and avocado to hold in place. You may need one toothpick on each end if it’s loose on both ends.
Gentle hands are key here – especially if your avocado is more on the ripe side.
Preheat your pan on medium-high. Add the Bacon, and fry it on each side until browned to be as crispy (or soft) as you prefer. I personally liked it a little more on the crispy side.
Lay on a paper towel to de-grease.
Plate-up and enjoy! I got the caterpillars and butterfly for $0.35/ea at Party City
They taste awesome – but while looking at them in this setting and thinking ‘fried cocoon’ they surprisingly are a little overboard for me. They’re crispy/crunchy on the outside, but then soft and perfectly mushy on the inside – but it gives you the feeling that you’re eating caterpillar mush…. ew.
I wrote this review while participating in a Spookamole blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Avocados from Mexico and received avocado items to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.