Originally Posted by GARNAAL
I'd say - after all they're protein so:
take a glass container and catch all the ants that you can;
brine the ants for 2 days in the fridge with a mix of :
and 2 shots of Jack Daniels
make sure to close the container well - you don't want drunk ants all over the fridge..
After brining, string the big ones on bamboo skewers for sateh and grill them fast and hot on the BBQ until crispy on the outside.
The little ants you grind up in a food processor with some Mayo, a chopped up Jalapeno, a dash of soy and some Cayenne pepper for the sateh sauce and use the leftovers to make a nice Taco chip dip !
All you need is a cold beer to clean the palate afterwards.
Carpenter ants require Wild Turkey, not Jack Daniels.