Cicada Chips

READY IN: 12mins
Recipe by Yello Kim

A tasty once every 17 year treat. Great for those summer BBQ's when they are everywhere. 1.2 billion per acre I'm sure they are easy to find.

Top Review by P.B.andJayne

Thanks for a tasty crunchy treat! I was surprised to see egg listed as one of the ingredients but after I got beyond my initial squeamishness and made the recipe as stated was pleasantly gratified with another recipe to file under favorites! I did however use about 1/2 teaspoon salt as I'm trying to watch my sodium intake. Thanks again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a pan.
  2. Find the Adult Cicada they are the ones with red eyes and clear colored wings.You can either find them by following their beautiful screeching sound or just locate any tree.
  3. Leave them as is no need to tear off wings or legs they add to the crispyness.
  4. Mix together flour and seasonings.
  5. Mix together milk and egg.
  6. First dip cicada into egg then into flour mixture. Then drop into oil. Don't worry they wont try to fly away they are too dumb for that.
  7. Fry them for no longer the 2 minutes.
  8. Transfer to paper towels. Then serve immediately.
  9. I like a little hot pepper on mine but you can also use ketchup for the kids.

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