Snacking, New Mexico style

31 Jul

This is how we roll in the Southwest, baby!

So I picked up a six-pack of Odell Brewing’s St. Lupulin Extra Pale Ale on my way over to my brother’s place tonight (it was a virtual impossibility 5 years ago to find beer like this in Las Cruces).  We were having dinner with the wives and kids and had some grass-fed sirloins to grill up.  Being the hungry, growing boys that we are, we decided to have a snack with our beer.  What to eat?  Ruffles? Chips and salsa? Carrot sticks?  How about some Hormigas Culonas?  I’ll spare you the details (you can click the link to get that), but the short and skinny of it is that these are a species of leaf cutter ants from Columbia that are dried and rolled in butter and salt as a snack.  And they are delicious.  It takes some getting used to, but they go really great with beer.  My sister-in-law has family in Columbia and gets these from time-to-time.  Both her and my brother love them.  They are starting to grow on me.  And in case you don’t believe we actually were eating these, check below the jump…

Yes, we swallowed.


One Response to “Snacking, New Mexico style”

  1. Miranda August 2, 2012 at 11:06 AM #

    Michael wants you to bring some home for him.

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