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Fun with cicadas

My aunt emailed this to the family loop, mostly for the benefit of my cousins in Cincinnati:

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I was roaming around the AOL site and found a message board with recipes for cicadas. It is very funny although it went right over some people's heads and they got all offended and bent out of shape. There were recipes for french fried cicadas, lettuce wrap cicadas (for those low carb people), cicada scampi, and lots of others.

There was even a guy who was on the Cicada Diet. Said he has lost almost 200 pounds because it is so hard to get them for 17 years. He would have starved to death if he hadn't found a person who had frozen a large stash 17 years ago and shared with him.

My personal favorite was the Crunchy Cicada Brownies. First you gather about 20 cicadas in a plastic bag. Put them in the freezer for 30 mins to stun them a little. Prepare any brownie mix and then just before you put them in the oven, scatter the cicadas on top. You should put aluminum foil over the pan for the first half of the baking time just in case any of them wake up before they cook.

I love people with a weird sense of humor. And now I found a whole bunch of them.


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And I'm so glad to related to some. *g*

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seldearslj
Jun. 11th, 2004 08:01 pm (UTC)
Mmm...cicadas...

Crunchy.
deire
Jun. 11th, 2004 10:07 pm (UTC)
Chocolate AND protein!
banazir
Jun. 12th, 2004 12:46 am (UTC)
Re: Bwaha!
This gets a teunc CHOKLIT medallion, of curse.

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Banazir
wiliqueen
Jun. 12th, 2004 07:04 am (UTC)
Nature's perfect food! *eg*
cheekygal
Jun. 12th, 2004 09:19 am (UTC)
LOL. Here in Lexington, I've only seen two of them. Apparently the pockets are fairly isolated, but if you've got them, they are EVERYWHERE. Last weekend we were driving home from spending some time in Cincinnati, and E asked, "What's that sound? Is a window partly open?" and then we realized it was the screeching of millions of cicadas. I'm SO glad we don't have hordes of them around our house, the sound would drive me bonkers in no time. :)
wiliqueen
Jun. 12th, 2004 12:18 pm (UTC)
*chuckle* There are some around Columbus, but Jack says not near our house. It's apparently because there aren't any trees old enough -- the newer-build part of Hilliard was all cornfields 17 years ago.

Illinois is on a different cycle. I'm told it'll be bedlam around here in a few years...
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