I give no guarantees on the safety or
suitablility of woodlice for consumption. If you use these recipes then you do so at your
These recipes have been provided by a "Wild Foods"
enthusiast. I couldn't bring myself to eat these creatures, however for those interested
in survivalist foods here are the details. Apparently they smell of fish as they cook and
add a crunchy texture and a slight fishy taste to the food. - Perhaps they should be mixed
in a blender after killing and before cooking?
Woodlice are raised on clean paper and fed with potato for a number of days before
cooking. Before cooking they must be killed. This occurs instantly by placing in a sieve
and dropping it into a pot of boiling water.
In view of the size of woodlice I would suggest that it wouldn't be a profitable
exercise to rely on them to provide enough food to survive on.
Mix flour and baking powder in a bowl. Add butter and rub into dry ingredients. Add
bacon, onion and woodlice, mix in and then add all the milk. Mix - the dough should be
soft enough to roll out onto the bench top. Add extra milk or flour as required.
Roll/press out into a 20-24cm square, cut into nine squares and bake at 200C for 10-15