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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In the Kitchen With Mother Linda: Cicada Craze
Includes recipes for Southern Cicada Tartletts and Cincinnati Cicada Stir-Fry, with links to other sources.
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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