From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Escamoles)
Jump to: navigation, search

Escamoles About this sound eskamo'les  are the larvae of ants of the genus Liometopum. They are harvested from the roots of the Agave tequilana (tequila) or Agave americana (maguey—mezcal) plants in Mexico.


In some forms of Mexican cuisine, escamoles are considered a delicacy and are sometimes referred to as "insect caviar". They have a cottage cheese-like consistency and a buttery, slightly nutty, taste.[1]

Popular culture[edit]

On the TV series Burt Wolf's Travels and Traditions, in the episode The Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe, Burt Wolf demonstrated how to eat a taco of escamoles and guacamole. The guacamole is used partly as a condiment and partly to prevent the escamoles from falling out of the taco.[2]


See also[edit]


External links[edit]