Fly Burgers of Lake Malawi from Alastair Humphreys
Alastair Humphreys is one of Britain's most promising young explorers. He has cycled the world, walked India and written three exceptional books. As the the first guest to send in some recipes for The Hungry Cyclist Guest Recipes pages, here is a rather unappetizing recipe for fly burgers that he picked up while cycling in Africa.
‘One meal that I could not sample in Malawi as I was there at the wrong
time was fly burgers. At the new moon vast clouds of flies hatch from
the lake and as they pass over the shore it is easy to swat huge
numbers of the flies with damp wicker baskets.’
- Chaoborus edulis Malawian Lake Flies
- Banana Leaves
- Chopped Tomato and Onion
1. Mix the flies, tomato, onion and salt together.
2. Pat the mixture into a burger shaped patty between your hands. Wrap each burger in a banana leaf and cook on a smoky fire. Serve with nsima (see recipe above forugali above).