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I'm banged up in Walton, get me out of here!

Inmates swap recipes on cooking with cockroach after watching TV's bushtucker trials

Published on February 11th 2014.

I'm banged up in Walton, get me out of here!

INMATES at HMP Liverpool are reportedly swapping recipes on a nutritious new delicacy after being inspired by I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! 

The “residents of Honby Road” are supplementing their meals with cockroach kebabs after watching bushtucker trials on the reality TV show.

In a letter to the Inside Time newspaper for prisoners, Neil Harrison-Scott, 43, said he was encouraged to try the snack after watching the ITV show and snares the creatures in empty crisp packets with the light out.

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The 1,183-capacity jail is notorious for its cockroach infestations after inspections in 2003 and 2011 found areas were overrun with them

Mr Harrison-Scott shared his tips.

The letter reads: “Following on from one of your previous letters about boil in the bag pigeon, we here in HMP Walton find it hard to catch pigeons as our windows only open two inches or so.

“So my favourite snack, to supplement the poor and meagre prison diet, is cockroaches.

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Packet And Wait
“There are many cockroaches here and the best way to catch them is by placing empty crisp packets on the floor and turning the lights out. The cockroach will be attracted to the smell of the crisp bag and you will hear them rustling the packet as they go in.

“You then snatch the bag, sealing the cockroach inside. You can boil them in the kettle or fry them in an empty tuna tin, but my favourite is cockroach kebabs.

“Simply fashion a skewer from a sliver of wood and impale 2 or 3, then melt a chocolate bar to use as a dip. Cockroaches have a nutty taste so when you dip them in chocolate they taste like a fruit and nut bar."

“If celebrities eat them in the jungle then why shouldn't hungry prisoners get a bit of protein too?"

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