Fried White Ants

Recipe Description

This is usually served as an ndiwo, but can be eaten as a snack. Many volunteers compare it to popcorn.


  • 1 cup day-old white ants (these are large termites, in the winged stage)
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tbs. margarine
  • salt to taste


  1. Clean ants by removing wings and any foreign matter.
  2. Place insects in salted water and boil over high heat until water has evaporated.
  3. Reduce heat and add margarine.
  4. Cover and simmer for 3 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and serve immediately.
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