Bug Mac and flies; Get your own back on clouds of pesky insects with a delicious midge burger.
Byline: MOIRA KERR
FED up being eaten alive by insects this summer? Now you can bite back with a midge burger.
IT with midges with Pic: Kerr Brander Lodge hotel and bistro, near Oban, are now serving them for dinner.
Owner David Keat dreamt up the idea after trapping billions of the blighters in the hotel's four midge-zapping machines.
He said: "If you are angry and you want to get your own back on the midges, you can eat them for a change, instead of them eating you."
His team had already devised a midge fodder burger - a vegan dish including leaves and herbs grown in the hotel's riverside grounds.
Then they created a version for midge lovers - and haters - that is coated in the insects.
David said: "With ants and grasshoppers on menus across the world, Scotland has a ready supply of protein-filled midges.
"There is a huge plague of midges this year so there are plenty at our disposal."
Sous chef Connor Hay, 21, said: "Nobody else is doing it and they eat insects in other countries."
They must now get the OK from food safety authorities.
Local environmental health manager Iain MacKinnon said: "It would need to be thoroughly tested and checked."
WINGING IT David with crushed midges and Connor with the burger. Pic: Moira Kerr