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    Cicada Chips

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    12 mins

    10 mins

    2 mins

    Yello Kim's Note:

    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. 1
      Heat oil in a pan.
    2. 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. 3
      Leave them as is no need to tear off wings or legs they add to the crispyness.
    4. 4
      Mix together flour and seasonings.
    5. 5
      Mix together milk and egg.
    6. 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. 7
      Fry them for no longer the 2 minutes.
    8. 8
      Transfer to paper towels. Then serve immediately.
    9. 9
      I like a little hot pepper on mine but you can also use ketchup for the kids.

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    • on November 18, 2009


      Thanks for a tasty crunchy treat! I was surprised to see egg listed as one of the ingredients but after I got beyond my initial squeamishness and made the recipe as stated was pleasantly gratified with another recipe to file under favorites! I did however use about 1/2 teaspoon salt as I'm trying to watch my sodium intake. Thanks again.

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    Nutritional Facts for Cicada Chips

    Serving Size: 1 (50 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 275.6
    Calories from Fat 31
    Total Fat 3.4 g
    Saturated Fat 1.0 g
    Cholesterol 106.8 mg
    Sodium 1203.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 49.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.2 g
    Sugars 0.5 g
    Protein 10.1 g

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