A Tasty Treat of Cicadas!!?

Total Time
13mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 3 mins

If you dare! This is being posted because this is the year of the 17 year Cicadas. And because I wanted to post in a topic going on now at zaar (What is your least popular recipe?). I'm sure I'm not going to make it. And I can't imagine how popular it will be. I found this in a news paper and they got it from food-insects.com. If you dare, use newly hatched cicadas. Because their shells have not hardened yet. I guess like eating a soft shell crab. OK I'm guessing on amounts. The cooking time I'm thinking they are like large shrimp so I figure 3 minutes for cooking. I'm putting it in the Appetizers course even though I don't find it appetizing! You know we'll see by the end of the summer if I make them. They say it's high protein.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Marinate cicadas in Worcestershire sauce at least 1 hours.
  2. Dip into flour, egg then into breadcrumbs.
  3. Deep fry and serve with cocktail sauce if you dare.

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The cicadas here in Japan are the size of birds -- I'm not brave enough to have one land on me, so it might be a bit hard to ingest them. Thanks for the laugh, though!

Ingy November 01, 2006

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