6/01/2007

Cicada recipe 2 -- dessert

I picked up a few more cicadas in Glen Ellyn this morning. Later today I'm going to try this recipe. I think it will put the finishing touches on my 2007 cicada adventure. I found and then adapted this recipe from CICADA-LICIOUS: Cooking and Enjoying Periodical Cicadas. It comes from Jenna Jadin and the University of Maryland cicadamaniacs.

Chocolate Covered Cicadas

Ingredients:
8 squares of good-quality dark, white, or milk chocolate
30 dry roasted cicadas

Directions:
1. Roast 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.

Anyone want dessert?



UPDATE

This morning (6/2) I made them! The chocolate was white almond bark and I think I got it a little too hot so it was more of a creme color, but everything worked great! They tasted just like vanilla candy with something crunchy inside.



And now my cicada cooking adventure for 2007 is officially over.

6 comments:

Peter said...

Please, no more. :P

Kirk said...

Cassie asked for no more cicada food too!

Peter said...

Taste anything like cockroach cluster? Anthrax ripple? Crunchy frog?

Kirk said...

I think they taste more like Ram's Bladder Cup, Cherry Fondue and Spring Surprise.
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Bud said...

Hey Kirk, Buddy might eat them if you added cherries! :-) Dawn

Kirk said...

Chocolate covered cherries with cicada, eh?