Periodic cicadas, often incorrectly called 17-year locusts, emerge from the ground in huge numbers over a short period of time, and then disappear for more than a decade. This burst of activity gets a lot of attention (well, they're hard to miss as you're crunching down a suburban sidewalk), including recipes.

This category is for recipes featuring actual cicadas as an ingredient, and related information about harvesting and preparing them.

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NPR : The Cicadas Are Coming!
Instructions on collecting them, and recipes for fried soft-shelled cicadas, El Chirper Tacos, and Cicada Rhubarb Pie. (May 16, 2004)
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