Cockroaches

Cockroaches

Cockroaches are insects of the order Blattaria or Blattodea, of which about 30 species out of 4,500 total are Cockroaches-03associated with human habitats. About four species are well known as pests.

Among the best-known pest species are the American cockroach, Periplaneta americana, which is about 30 millimetres (1.2 in) long, the German cockroach, Blattella germanica, about 15 millimetres (0.59 in) long, the Asian cockroach, Blattella asahinai, also about 15 millimetres (0.59 in) in length, and the Oriental cockroach, Blatta orientalis, about 25 millimetres (0.98 in). Tropical cockroaches are often much bigger, and extinct cockroach relatives and 'roachoids' such as the Carboniferous Archimylacris and the Permian Apthoroblattina were not as large as the biggest modern species

Crispy-skinned looking roaches

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CockroachesWhat collection of gross recipes for Halloween would be complete without a nice selection of cockroach-based fare? These nasty, crispy-skinned looking roaches are gross Halloween food at its best. They taste really great... if your guests dare to eat them. The little bit of crunch from the walnuts give them the perfect crisp- roach texture. Mmmm.

Ingredients:
1/3 C. cream cheese, softened
1/4 C. walnuts, chopped semi-fine
20-30 dates, pitted

Instructions: 1. In a small bowl, combine cream cheese and nuts til well mixed.

2. Gently fill each date with cream cheese/nut mixture (you may have to split the dates slightly).

3. Serve in a fun and spooky Halloween platter decorated with several rubber roaches (if desired). Label as "Stuffed Roaches," or "Fresh-caught Cockroaches," etc.

Walnut Dip with Garlic

Cockroaches-02AKA "Walnut Dip with Garlic" this recipe looks absolutely revolting (especially when properly labeled) but tastes divine. The bit of texture from the pureed walnuts give it the perfect "crunchy bits of roach" character. Want to really gross out your guests (the goal behind all these gross recipes for Halloween, of course)? Stir in a couple of tablespoons of chopped walnuts after pureeing for an extra cockroachy crunch.

Also, if you don't want to give your guests garlic breath, you may want to go easy on the garlic. Otherwise, let them know that these tasty roaches are great for keeping away the vampires that, hopefully, are running rampant at your Halloween party.

Ingredients:
3 slices of whole wheat bread, well toasted
1/4 C. walnut pieces
4 cloves of garlic, coarsely chopped
2 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
3/4 C. water
2 tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions: 1. In food processor (or by hand), crumble the toast into fine crumbs.

2. In food processor or blender, combine walnuts, garlic, and crumbs until all is finely ground.

3. Add lemon, oil, and parsley. Process until smooth. Add water as needed until desired consistency.

4. Add salt and pepper to taste.

5. This is one of those gross recipes for Halloween that's easy to make ahead of time. As it sits in the fridge, it gets a little darker-- a good thing for cockroach puree. The parsley may darken a bit and begin to look like bits of "cockroach skin".

6. Serve up in a bowl labeled "Cockroach Puree," "Roasted Roach Dip," etc.