(music) Eat a Cicada – You can cook them,
you see. I like Cicadas – I hope they like me (music ends) We have some cicadas here.
There is one nymph and a lot of them that have come out of their shells and I am going
to marinate them in some worchestershire sauce overnight and then tomorrow morning I’m going
to cook ’em up! I hope it works out well. Bon appetit! Worchestershire Sauce. Marinate.
We’ll cover it up. And put it in the refrigerator overnight. Cookin’ cicadas today. I know – that’s
gross. Um. So what we’ve got is a little bit of batter and eggs and flour . Some egg. We’re gonna stir that up. It’s
just regular batter. I’ve got some pots and
pans that I got from the resale store because my wife said, “You’re not cooking cicadas
in our dishes!” So, I’m not. Yesterday I went to Glen Ellyn and I found some cidadas. I
didn’t find all of them in the shell . Most of them had already come out. This is a cicada
that is still in the shell. What I’ve got here is a whole bunch of them for cooking.
The camera operator talking – That’s my wife Cassie. You can’t see her. She’s the one that
doesn’t want to do this. Mix em up in the batter and pull them out and saute them. The
recipe called for butter and stuff. I’m going to cook them in some olive oil in the pan
here. Yes. I really am going to eat some of these. I know – that’s disgusting, right?
They’re really high in protein. Where’s the one in the shell? Hear that? That’s some good
cicada cookin’! Now, I’ve heard that they taste like almonds, or potatoes. I have not
ever tasted a cicada at all. There’s the one in the shell. (sizzle sounds) I’m gonna get
a lid for that. Mmmmm MMMMM It kind of smells like, um, worchestershire sauce. Some people
say that they’re kind of like shrimp. I don’t expect them to be a lot like shrimp. I expect
them not to taste too good. But this is an adventure that you only get to do every 17
years. So. Gently sauted. If you had smell-o-vision you would smell that this smells like (fire
alarm beep begins) Fire. Apparently I have set off the fire alarm . I’ll go take care
of that real quick. This is the one. The one that you can see over there? That is our ( fire
alarm beep again) … There goes the fire alarm again . . . That is the one that I’m
really going to eat. OK. No more fire. And this is a sauted, battered, deep fried cicada.
Are you ready for this? Not bad. you should try it yourself. (music) Goodbye cicadas – for
17 years We’ll miss you cicadas we all hold you dear. Magicicadas – I hope you’ll agree
that I like cicadas I hope they like me. I like cicadas I like cicadas I like cicadas.
I like cicadas I like cicadas I like cicadas