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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:
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GRILLED CICADAS

Ingredients:
1lb cicadas
1/3 C italian dressing

Directions:
Place cicadas in plastic bag with italian dressing, refrigerate at least 3 hours or overnight.

Grill until crisp, but still tender in the middle.

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Rinse the cicadas thoroughly under cold water. If any are still alive just toss them in the freezer for about ten minutes.
Separate the males form the females. The females are more delicious because they are bigger and meatier. The males are also tasty so don't just overlook them. (They are actually better deep-fried and dipped in your favorite salsa.)
Dry the rinsed cicadas off on paper towels. then coat them with a little flour, salt, and pepper.
Minse garlic.
Melt butter in a saute pan.
Add the garlic and the cicadas at the same time.
Don't overcook them or they get soggy. All you need is about 1 - 2minutes. Females with eggs could take up to 3 minutes to cook thoroughly. Remember to turn them so they saute on both sides. (There's nothing more bitter than burnt garlic/cicadas wings.)
Serve with a little wild rice side.

Also, cicadas freeze well and have a long shelf life if kept frozen. They can also be dried and preserved in airtight bags. Our stash of cicadas usually lasts about two years and we enjoy them about once a month. But there's nothing like fresh cicadas. Delish!!!!!





-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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flid
BRONZE Member since Aug 2002

flid

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Warwickshire, United Kingdom

Total posts: 3136
Posted:If you take time to find out about what you are eating, a lot of non vegetarian food is pretty revolting. Compare the Cicadas beetle:


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To the Dactylopius coccus beetle


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which can be found in a lot of sweets, deserts, drinks, lipstick and others


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Charles
BRONZE Member since Jun 2001

Charles

Corporate Circus Arts Entertainer
Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Total posts: 3989
Posted:not to mention the ground up chicken feathers in most commercially produced bread...

Lightning...where the *ell did you get that quote from...??


HoP Posting Guidelines
* Is it the Truth?
* Is it Fair to all concerned?
* Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
* Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:Oh, an AOL message board... ubblol

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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robotface


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Total posts: 190
Posted:ive never had an oportunity to try any sort of insects (besides a few ants from an ainthill I ate out of curiosity because I had heard they tasted like mint which they didn't, but they weren't that bad)

Really I don't see what's so gross, a lot of the meat we eat is probably dirtier, and we consume a fair amount of insects that are picked up with grain columbines and ground into the flower, not to mention all the parts of insects they put in tons of food products like flid mentioned.

Oh yeah, ive also eatten a tequila worm which was embedded in this wacky tequila flavoured sucker I had.



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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction, Aus...

Total posts: 13215
Posted:didnt someone with nothing better to do work how how many spiders the average person eats during their sleep in a lifetime?

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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robotface


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Total posts: 190
Posted:perhaps, but ive only seen that fact in annoying chain letters along side facts like.

The real reason ostriches stick their head in the
sand is to search for water.

Or

Did you know your arterial blood is actually blue?



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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction, Aus...

Total posts: 13215
Posted:i think i read it in the "weird yet true" section of Disney Adventures!

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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robotface


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Total posts: 190
Posted:Disney also chased lemmings off a cliff with a camera truck and claimed it was their method of population control, creating the myth of lemmings running off cliff's.

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Trillian
BRONZE Member since Feb 2004

Trillian

Llamas are larger than frogs.
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Total posts: 319
Posted:The cicadas are out in force today...maybe I should go try some! tongue A friend of mine ate one the other day to try to get extra credit for biology. It smells really bad on my street because of all the rotting carcasses...

"I know a good deal more than a boiled carrot."
"Fire!" "Where?" "Nowhere, I was just illustrating the misuse of free speech."

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gita
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

gita

.:*distracted by shiny things*:.
Location: brizvegas, Australia

Total posts: 3776
Posted:gross!!!! it's amazing what some people will eat! ubbloco

interesting about the lemmings tho...is that really true?? eek

ubblol


do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good to eat!

if at first you do succeed, try not to look too astonished!

smile! grin it confuses people!

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robotface


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Total posts: 190
Posted:It is true.

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Mistress Aurora


Mistress Aurora

Hot Schtuff
Location: Stillwater,OK/Wichita Falls,TX

Total posts: 1032
Posted:Yall think the cicadas there are bad, try living down here where they never shut up and are always here! ubblol

Thank god for the cicada killers though! (that's another insect just in case yall were wondering)



RISK: Do not follow the common path; Go where there is no path and leave a trail.

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_VT_
SILVER Member since Jul 2003

Your Face!
Location: el paso, tx, USA

Total posts: 1173
Posted:cicada killer wasps. OMFG!Those things are huge! i've seen them. one of the few flying things that scare the jebus crisp out of me!


Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!
-Albert Einstein-

Peanut butter... It fills the cracks of the soul! -Paul Blart-

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Singed Piper (formerly Mark1)


Singed Piper (formerly Mark1)

resident bagpiper
Location: Vermont, USA

Total posts: 342
Posted:i don't see the revolting bit... the fda allows 47 identifiable insect portion per serving of peanut butter. and thats only one of thousands of products. honey has been partially digested by bees. milk is produced in cow breasts. lipstick contains fish scales. there are many beauty products containing animal or human placentas. skin grafts are sometimes done with babies' foreskin. Rocky Mountain Oysters are bull testicles. many people in india drink cow urine. wool is a sheep's hair. Life is a pretty disgusting thing if you think hard enough about it, but if you're like me, you just visit an insectarium and treat yourself to some chocolate covered ants and grasshoppers and some centipede pops. most insects actually taste nutty, except those with acid, which are sour, or those with an alkiline bite/sting which are bitter. try them, they are mostly really good.... no worse than sushi, tuna/fish paste, haggis, dog, or rat... all of which I can tell you are quite tasty.

slainte beerchug


Q:What's the difference between the Great Highland Bagpipes and the Northumbrian Pipes?
A:The Great Highland Pipes burn longer.

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fireboy


An angry young man with a passon for metal
Location: Wagga Wagga, N.S.W, Australia

Total posts: 252
Posted:one site to go to www.edible.com
i want some scorpions biggrin


Fireboy

<<SINister miNISister>>
remeber kids jesus slaves

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Eera
BRONZE Member since May 2003

old hand
Location: In a test pit, Mackay, Austral...

Total posts: 1107
Posted:I used to eat woodlice. They kind of taste a bit like shrimp.

I don't like shrimp any more.


There is a slight possibility that I am not actually right all of the time.

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Fine_Rabid_Dog


Internet Hate Machine
Location: They seek him here, they seek ...

Total posts: 10530
Posted:I was reading bout these lil' critters on a pin up in my biology department at school. Why do they only show up every 17 yrs. Whats there purpose, apart frm getting eaton.

peace Peace Out! meditate


The existance of flamethrowers says that someone, somewhere, at sometime said "I need to set that thing on fire, but it's too far away."

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:Their purpose? One could ask that of all life. What's the purpose of a mosquito? What's the purpose of a blue whale? What's the purpose of a human (other than to stuff up the environment for every other form of life)?

I think that what's interesting about the life cycle of these cicadas is that they spend the majority of their lifespan in the sexually immature state. This is actually true of a lot of insects that cocoon. The adult form is simply a reproductive form, and once the animal mates, a very rapid aging process takes place and the animal dies. Salmon do something like this, too.

Mammals (and most vertebrates) spend the majority of their lifespan in the adult state, and the sexually immature form is simply a developmental stage. That makes sense for us because we have to raise our young, so we need to stay alive after mating to take care of them.


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Fine_Rabid_Dog


Internet Hate Machine
Location: They seek him here, they seek ...

Total posts: 10530
Posted:tbey live in the ground most of the time right?

The existance of flamethrowers says that someone, somewhere, at sometime said "I need to set that thing on fire, but it's too far away."

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