Cank Festival -- Day 2

Boy Howdy! It sure has been a fantastic Cank festival, so far!
I have never had so much fun at a Cank Crawl in all my life!
Did you see the parade? If you missed it, you missed the best pollination rap song that's ever been. It sure was a toe-tapper! And how about all those beautiful Cank Queen contestants?

You know, I met the Mrs. Mayor Stoner when she was a Cank Queen Pageant contestant. She was first runner up in the pageant, but she was the queen of my heart!

Here are a few more shots from yesterday's parade and festival street.

This is Lando Cank Queen 2008, Miss Ashleigh Crouse!

Ashliegh Crouse

Ashliegh is Dirk's little girl, only she aint little anymore! She won the beauty contest as well as the blue ribbon for best cank dish, Crispy Cank Tortilla Chips with Tropical Cank di Gallo. Check the recipe at the end of this post!

Even the cats dig the Cank!

Viva le Cank! Show me some Cank love!

Crispy Cank Tortillas
  • 1 package of regular sized corn tortillas, quartered
  • 1 lb Lard
  • 1/4 cup Fine Sea Salt
  • 1/4 cup Chipotle Powder
  • 1 lb Male Lando Canker Worms
Preheat the oven to 250.
Place the Canks on a large baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil.
Heat in oven until completely dried out and crispy.
Pulse in food processor until they become a fine powder.
In a medium bowl, mix together salt, Chipolte powder, and worm dust.

In a large iron skillet, slowly heat lard to cooking temperature.
Place quartered tortillas in hot oil and fry in batches until crispy.
Season with Cank seasoning immediately upon removal from hot oil.

Tropical Cank di Gallo
  • 15-20 Female Lando Canks
  • 1/4 cup Apple Cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup EVOO
  • Salt and Pepper

  • 6-8 Roma Tomatoes
  • 2-3 Tomatillos
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 Yellow Bell Pepper
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper
  • 2-3 Jalapeno Peppers
  • 1 Habenero Pepper
  • 1/4 cup Pineapple
  • 1/4 cup Kiwi
  • 1/4 cup Papaya
Dice all the peppers and fruit and mix in a large bowl with the remaining ingredients and Canks.
Stir until well combined and salt and pepper to taste.

Serve with Crispy Cank Tortillas

Recipe courtesy of Lando Cank Queen 2008, Miss Ashleigh Crouse

Cank Days wraps up tomorrow at noon. I hope you all got your fill of cank until next year!


Melanie Knight said...

I've been looking for a Cank de Gallo recipe- Thanks

Mayor Stoner said...

This is a good one, but be sure to get FEMALE canks. The males canks still are marking their territory, and it adds a somewhat off flavour to the sauce!

Anonymous said...

Buen día del gusano mis amigos!