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Pear Chips with Gusanos de Maguey

Pear Chips with Gusanos de Maguey

20 Prep Time
40 Cook Time
4-6 Servings
Baked pear chips smothered in pear chutney and fried Maguey worms. Maguey worms are considered a highly nutritious delicacy in Mexican cuisine. Recipe and images by USA Pears Mexico
INGREDIENTS
  • Pear chips     
  • 2 Bosc Pears
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • Maguey worms
  • 1 ¼ cups Gusanos de maguey (maguey worms)
  • 2 cups oil
  • Pear Chutney
  • 3 Anjou Pears, cut into cubes
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp curry
  • ½ onion, finely chopped
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 spoon ginger
  • ¼ cup apple vinegar
DIRECTIONS

Pear chips: To prepare the delicious pear chips, boil water and sugar for 20 minutes or until you obtain syrup; set aside.

Finely slice pears and glaze with syrup.  Place on a silicon tray and bake at 180°C for 10 minutes.  Turn chips over and bake for 10 minutes.

 

Maguey worms: Season maguey worms and fry them in hot oil until crispy.

 

Pear Chutney: Place all chutney ingredients in a skillet over low heat, cook for 10 minutes stirring constantly.

 

Place pear chips on a platter; add chutney, and sprinkle with gusanos de maguey.

 

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