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Sun Feb 14, 2021, 08:36 AM Feb 2021

17 year cicadas

a large brood of cicadas is scheduled to emerge this spring. i usually use this recipe on our 13 year cicadas but those 17 year bugs are reputed to be bigger and just as tasty. remove the wings and legs (unless you are lucky enough to catch them before they harden.)

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

also good broiled or bar b q


my favorite cicada pizza :

cicada jumbalaya :

chocolate covered they are delicious (a valentine treat) and they make a great gumbo

thanks to buzzfeed for the photos


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17 year cicadas (Original Post) rampartc Feb 2021 OP
Thanks for the ideas, but I think I'll pass. Arkansas Granny Feb 2021 #1
Same here... 2naSalit Feb 2021 #3
Pass Out... yankeepants Feb 2021 #4
Boy, 17 years between harvests... ret5hd Feb 2021 #2
Uumm..no thanks, think I'll pass. mwmisses4289 Feb 2021 #5
WE L L L L --- I'll think more on it 17 yrs from now packman Feb 2021 #6
I like mine WITH the wings live love laugh Feb 2021 #7


(84,724 posts)
3. Same here...
Sun Feb 14, 2021, 08:48 AM
Feb 2021

That all looks like something I'd throw out because of all the bugs in it.

I hope I never see a day when I have to eat them to survive.

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