Bert Christensen's Weird & Different Recipes
Natural Treat (Earthworms)
1 1/2 lb Earthworms
1/2 lg Onion, chopped
1/4 c Chicken bouillon
1 c Sour Cream
3 tb Butter
1/2 c Mushrooms (optional)
Whole wheat flour

Thoroughly wash and purge the earthworms before using them. To purge, boil the worms three times and then bake them in the oven at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

Coat the worms with flour and brown them in butter. Add salt to taste. Add bouillon and simmer for thirty minutes, stirring occasionally. Sauté onions and mushrooms separately in butter. Add both to the earthworms. Stir in sour cream. Serve over rice or chow mein noodles.

Source: Urban Wilderness, A Guidebook to Resourceful City Living, By Christopher Nyerges. ISBN# 0-915238-28-4, pub 1979.

Typed by: Carla Taylor (

Collected by Bert Christensen
Toronto, Ontario