Monday, May 21, 2007

Cicadas: They're Coming!

We're starting to see the little mounds of dirt from their burrows appear on our front lawn....

The 17-year cicadas are coming!

Anyone know the nutritional value of these little devils? They might be tasty in chocolate...


Photo credit.

Addendum 21 May 2007 @ 1937: I already found one recipe...

21 May 2007 @ 1947: Even more recipes... but none with chocolate.... but quiche?


Margaret Polaneczky, MD (aka TBTAM) said...

I found you a whole cicada cookbook at

complete with several recipes you might like, including this one...

I dare you to make it!

Chocolate Covered Cicadas

8 squares of good-quality dark, white, or milk chocolate
30 dry roasted cicadas
1. Roast teneral cicadas for 15 minutes at 225F.
2. Meanwhile, melt chocolate in a double-boiler over low heat. Dip insects in chocolate, place on wax paper and refrigerate until hardened.
30 cicadas

DrWes said...


Wow! Thanks! Might be time to make a new video...

Ed said...

Yummy and nutritious, says National Geographic.