I'm Eating What?! Shrimp Chips
Colorful, crispy, and prawn-flavored.
Photo by Riki Altman
resemble little circular shards of stained glass when they pour
graciously from their box. If
you're the kind of person who has to eat
all the green M&Ms first, you'll love this treat as you can easily
segregate the white and yellow from the green, pink, and orange bits.
them in a wok half filled with hot oil--but not too hot, because you'll
burn the little guys--and watch them quickly grow like flowers to about
five times their original size.
product looks like a piece of slightly squished foam with a pastel hue
and a beautiful, almost pearly sheen from the oil. Some have curled
edges, but none really exude the scent of shrimp. (A shrimpy flavor,
however, is more apparent after the chips totally cool off. It's worth
should eat this? Those of us who wish to wax nostalgic for the good ol'
days and folks who get off on watching their food grow before their
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