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    Help Me Make Cidadas for the In Laws

    I like to invite the dreaded In-laws every 17 years or so and make them something special. I can't afford to fill them up with shrimp, so I figured I'd substitute chicadas. But what to do? Boil? Bake Stuff? Chicada on the barby? Maybe a Chicada Scampi? How do you like em?

    Cicadas: "The Shrimp of The Land"

    The cicada invasion gives you the opportunity to feast on what scientists call a phenomenon


    Billions of bite-sized snacks are about to appear in your backyard.

    After nearly two decades living under the earth, cicadas are about to shake off the dirt and invade our great outdoors. And they’ll be ripe for your feasting says Isa Betancourt, an entomologist from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.

    “It’s a delicacy that’s rare,” says Betancourt, who’s known to dine on a few bugs from time to time. She calls cicadas "the shrimp of the land.”

    “They are arthropods, which means they have an exoskeleton,” she said. “We regularly eat the arthropods of the sea and those are the shrimp, lobsters and crabs. And so cicadas are arthropods too.”

    Betancourt suggests trying to grab the magicadas when they’re fresh from the ground and undergoing their molting stage, which consists of shedding their skin as they prepare to fly away to find a mate.

    “That’s when they’re softest,” she said. “When they first emerge, they’ll be kind of a green color and after a few hours they’ll harden.”

    The scientist says you’ll most likely find the soft cicadas in the morning hours. She says you can still eat them once they harden, but you should expect a little extra crunch. You’ll also want to pull off the wings, because, like corn kernels, they can get stuck in your teeth.

    There are a couple dozen recipes for how to specifically prepare cicadas. Betancourt is planning on taking an old shrimp skewer dish, her grandmother has made for ages, and substitute in the insect. She also suggests boiling your insects first to quickly kill and clean them. “I’ve had them several different ways and frankly, I’ve enjoyed them every way I’ve eaten them,” he said.

    continued: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/...206945321.html

    I do hate it though, when the wings get stuck in your teeth.
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    Philly is done masturbating and now on to eating insects. W.C. Fields was right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jets Things View Post
    Philly is done masturbating and now on to eating insects. W.C. Fields was right.
    Lol...

    I think it was Groucho who once said on his TV game show..." First prize is one week in Philadelphia and second prize is TWO weeks in Philadelphia."

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuidoYaztremski View Post
    I like to invite the dreaded In-laws every 17 years or so and make them something special. I can't afford to fill them up with shrimp, so I figured I'd substitute chicadas. But what to do? Boil? Bake Stuff? Chicada on the barby? Maybe a Chicada Scampi? How do you like em?




    I do hate it though, when the wings get stuck in your teeth.
    If you cook them too long they turn to mush.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishooked View Post
    If you cook them too long they turn to mush.
    Don't be such an ass hole, dick weed. I tasted them after cooking them for three days and they're delicious. Can't wait to eat them in front of the hockey game.

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    they make great puppets I hear...

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    do you like pina cicadas and getting caught in the rain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jungle Shift Jet View Post
    do you like pina cicadas and getting caught in the rain?
    lol.


    I'm getting hungry. Don't these guys look delicious?


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    Richard Simmons thinks this is the gheyest thread he's ever seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shakin318 View Post
    Richard Simmons thinks this is the gheyest thread he's ever seen.
    And yet you couldn't stay away!


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    Wrap them in bacon.

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    Cicada Risotto will win them over for sure.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GuidoYaztremski View Post
    I like to invite the dreaded In-laws every 17 years or so and make them something special. I can't afford to fill them up with shrimp, so I figured I'd substitute chicadas. But what to do? Boil? Bake Stuff? Chicada on the barby? Maybe a Chicada Scampi? How do you like em?




    I do hate it though, when the wings get stuck in your teeth.
    Lemme guess - you know how to spell cicadas correctly but you have an inside joke with your uncle???

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuidoYaztremski View Post
    And yet you couldn't stay away!


    new addition to your puppet collection?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtstar View Post
    new addition to your hand-strewn puppet collection?
    Fixed for accuracy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jets Things View Post
    Fixed for accuracy.
    my apologies to the hard working Eastern European artisans.

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    Cook them? Simply find an open field in a Cicada infested area and open your mouth. You'll get a crunchy surprise every 90 seconds.

    They Fly exactly like you would expect considering they've spent the past 17 years a few feet underground. I was at a golf course during an "outbreak". We were constantly being pelted by these things. They fly like a WWII Bomber dodging flak over Dresden with one engine out/

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    Quote Originally Posted by crasherino View Post
    Lemme guess - you know how to spell cicadas correctly but you have an inside joke with your uncle???
    Nope...a definite spelling goof there. You do know it's "Let me", right?

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    I like to simmer the Chicadas in garlic and oil and serve them with Chilula hot sause!

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    Grilled Locust pizza from my last Locust gookout in 1996. Everyone LOVED it!



    I can post the recipe if anybody needs it!

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