Fried Soft-Shelled Cicadas
recipe at a glance
time: under 30 minutes
serves/makes: 4recipe id: 22245cook method: stovetop
60 freshly emerged 17 year cicadas
3 cups flour
salt and pepper to season flour
4 eggs, beaten
1 cup corn oil or slightly salted butter
The best way to prepare them is to dip them, still alive, in beaten egg, roll them in the seasoned flour and then gently saute them until they are golden brown.
Cicadas are insects
20 calories, 1 grams fat, 2 grams carbohydrates, 0 grams protein per cicada
. This recipe is low in sodium.
ratings & reviews
Aug 8, 2013 Guest Foodie
So... where does one buy cicadas? Pretty sure Walmart doesn't carry them :) But seriously, I have heard of them being eaten as a delicacy but wouldn't even know where to buy them. Asian market?