Today’s Toasted June Bug sandwich was inspired by the colorful memories of my youth. During those long, hot, Los Angeles summer months, people would sit outside on their porches to beat the heat. June Bugs, (I wonder what they are really called?) flew around in droves as soon as the sun went down. My neighbor’s uncle took advantage of the situation by catching them with his bare hands and immediately pressing each of their buzzing bodies against the porch light to toast them. ZZZZZZT! Needless to say, all the kids in the neighborhood including myself, got a big kick out watching him subsequently pop those crispy treats into his mouth.
I can’t say that any of us ever tried toasted june bugs ourselves, but in theory you could make a sandwich out of them.