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    In the eastern USA the 17 year cycle for Cicadas will start in later this Spring so I was thinking of trying these as a food additive. I found this online on how to prepare them and will adapt this to Primal.... now if I can catch some will be another story.

    Anyone ever try eating some of the Cicadas? or want to try?

    http://www.newsdesk.umd.edu/pdf/cicada%20recipes.PDF

  • #2
    No. Absolutely not. Never.
    F 28/5'4/100 lbs

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    • #3
      Somebody please please please try it and report back! I'm curious, but not enough to try it myself. Besides, I don't think they have them where I live right now.

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      • #4
        Maryland resident here. You bet I'll be eating some. I'll be sure to post pictures, recipes, and results!
        I'm a weak man...If I give myself a few feet of leeway, I burst through all of my prohibitions.

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        • #5
          I will try some in butter for sure..

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          • #6
            Originally posted by ajm422 View Post
            Maryland resident here. You bet I'll be eating some. I'll be sure to post pictures, recipes, and results!
            Great...thanks. There are local reports of Cicadas here but none that I can hear or see so far.

            Originally posted by slowcooker View Post
            I will try some in butter for sure..
            Looking forward to how it comes out.

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            • #7
              Our 17-year cycle was about 4-5 years ago, and I remember thinking how you could feast on those cicadas...but never tried. I would definitely go for it now. Looking forward to hearing about it.

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              • #8
                I think you remove the wings and legs to cook them. Search online to find recipes.

                We don't get them here in New England, or I'd have tried them years ago.

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                • #9
                  Probably not, but if a neighbor made a batch, I'd try some. I eat crawfish (yum squared) and shrimp (yum), so I guess I'm just a step away from eating bugs.
                  "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

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                  • #10
                    no no no no no! yuk.

                    though i remember in a book i read about the locust plague in 19th c midwest, that sometimes the bugs were called "land shrimp" b/c they had a similar flavor. I don't want to find out!

                    seems like cicadas would be a little tuffer/chewier than grasshoppers.

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                    • #11
                      I'd like to give them a try. But alas, there are no cicadas here in New Mexico, just 10000000000 flies.

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                      • #12
                        We usually have plenty of them here in Nevada. They're really loud, but unless I'm standing right in the middle of a ton of them, I don't hear them because they sound exactly like the ringing in my ears.

                        I don't think I'll be eating them anytime soon. Just not that adventurous.
                        Durp.

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                        • #13
                          So this is the first I've ever heard of these things. It's pretty horrific that we're about to be overrun. East Coast about to be overrun by billions of cicadas - CBS News

                          My journal

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                          • #14
                            My cat loves them.
                            I'm not that primal.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Tom B-D View Post
                              Our 17-year cycle was about 4-5 years ago, and I remember thinking how you could feast on those cicadas...but never tried. I would definitely go for it now. Looking forward to hearing about it.
                              I think there are two different broods for them in the DC area. I was living in NOVA from 03-08 and we had them in like '05. I heard them mentioned a couple weeks ago and I think they said this was cycle B.

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