Cicada Chips

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Total Time
10 mins
2 mins

A tasty once every 17 year treat. Great for those summer BBQ's when they are everywhere. 1.2 billion per acre I'm sure they are easy to find.

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  1. Heat oil in a pan.
  2. Find the Adult Cicada they are the ones with red eyes and clear colored wings.You can either find them by following their beautiful screeching sound or just locate any tree.
  3. Leave them as is no need to tear off wings or legs they add to the crispyness.
  4. Mix together flour and seasonings.
  5. Mix together milk and egg.
  6. First dip cicada into egg then into flour mixture. Then drop into oil. Don't worry they wont try to fly away they are too dumb for that.
  7. Fry them for no longer the 2 minutes.
  8. Transfer to paper towels. Then serve immediately.
  9. I like a little hot pepper on mine but you can also use ketchup for the kids.