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The Ultimate Diet Tool

firefly_124  had  posted to her journal as this was in her inbox to greet her this morning:

The best time to eat cicadas is just after the nymphs break
open their skin and before the exoskeleton turns hard. It is
best to collect these in the early morning, just after they
have emerged but before they have time to climb up out reach.
The best way to do this is to simply go outside with a brown
paper bag and start scooping them in. You can cook with them
immediately, or refrigerate them (they will remain alive but
will mature much more slowly).

If any of you are adventurous you can try this recipe...



1 cup Worcestershire sauce
60 freshly emerged 17-year cicadas
4 eggs, beaten
3 cups flour
Salt and pepper to season the flour
1 cup corn oil or slightly salted butter


Marinate cicadas alive in a sealed container in Worcester-
shire sauce for 1-2 hours.

Dip them in the beaten egg, roll them in the seasoned flour
and then gently saute until they are golden brown.

Deep fried cicadas are preferred to be eaten with hot mustard
or cocktail sauce. Any sauce used for lobster should also
work well to garnish cicadas.

It seems to be the perfect appetite killer.


( 10 comments — Leave a comment )
May. 23rd, 2007 01:43 pm (UTC)
OH FUCK PJ!!! That is just...gross. Ew.
May. 23rd, 2007 02:21 pm (UTC)
Think "diet aid". I am finding it a tad ironic that your squick factor at this is equal to that induced in others by some of your writings. *snicker*
May. 23rd, 2007 02:28 pm (UTC)
You just go ahead and keep eatin' your bugs and I'll just keep "slashin'" my boys....K? ;)

I HATE BUGS!!!!!! ARRGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Fucking cicadas. I went on a judged trail ride with those little bastards. Ew!! Just. Ew! They are the size of a small bird! And, did I mention they are the dumbest bugs in the world??
May. 23rd, 2007 02:30 pm (UTC)
Ah, a many-leveled squick! LOL

I'll pass on the bugs, k? Starving, yes. Not starving? I'll stick with the ground up ones I cannot see in all the crap bought at the grocer.

~so having fun with this~
May. 23rd, 2007 04:12 pm (UTC)
I could counter your own squick factor by posting hot man!sex in your journal...

"He slammed into--"

...but that would be cruel. Funny! But cruel.

::saunters away::
May. 23rd, 2007 04:48 pm (UTC)
Somehow bug larvae eating has a higher squick factor. Hot man sex happens in our society a lot even if I do not partake in the doing or the watching. Bug larvae eating not so much and the thought makes you feel the "squish" between your teeth. ;-)
May. 23rd, 2007 06:04 pm (UTC)
Why, oh WHY!?!?! Do I dare read your replies whilst eating LUNCH??? Hmmmm?
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May. 23rd, 2007 06:06 pm (UTC)
May. 23rd, 2007 02:33 pm (UTC)
This coming on the heals of the announcment that they are predicting record numbers of Cicada's in the Midwest/US this year. It seems the 17 year cycle for the last large group has come to term.

That recipe is truly gross - it is worse than any of the SPAM recipies!
May. 23rd, 2007 02:37 pm (UTC)
LOL Glad I could help with 17 year thing - dinner for months! And yes, SPAM is nothing compared to this. (Though I do wonder how many ground up bug eggs are in SPAM.)
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