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July 27, 2005

Cicada Pie Recipe

Filed under: Eating Cicadas — Dan @ 3:32 am

These sort of things disgust me, but I’m posting it anyway.

Four cups of chopped rhubarb, 1 cup of fresh cicadas, washed and any hard parts removed; 1&1/3 cups white sugar, 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour, 1tablespoon butter, and a 9-inch double crust pie crust.

You’ll find the rest of the recipe in this article from the Arizona Republic: Answering bug query is easy as pie.


  1. JSC says:

    The “thing to do” is go out about midnight or 1:00 am, and collect teneral (soft, white) adults as they are coming out of their nymphal skins. They must be blanched in boiling water (as you would for fresh-picked garden veggies) to prevent “bruising” turning them a strange, purplish color. Once you’ve gotten them that far, they may be frozen or refrigerated until use.

    They are delicious in quiche.

  2. tekriter says:

    Anything is good with enough sugar and butter. 🙂

  3. MiniMushroom says:

    cleveland just popped out of nowhere and said OH THATS NASTY

  4. Sugarrush321BANG! says:

    After reading your pie thingy,I actually almost started
    To want to try it.where do you get these
    Bugs,though? If I find one,I may make pie
    Or something with it……hahaha! Later!

  5. alex says:

    DELICIOUS!!!! i recommend it to EVERYONE!!!!

  6. Anonymous says:


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