From The University of Maryland
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
9-inch double crust pie crust.
Now it's best to use females because they don't have those hollow sound chambers so they have more meat, as it were, to them.
And it's best to use newly hatched cicadas, which are called tenerals. Gather them early in the morning before they've had time to climb very high in the tree.
1. Heat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Combine sugar and flour. Sprinkle one-fourth of it over pastry in pie plate. Heap rhubarb over this mixture. Sprinkle cicadas in amongst the rhubarb. Sprinkle with remaining sugar and flour. Dot with small pieces of butter. Cover with top crust.
3. Place pie on lowest rack in oven. Bake for 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and continue baking for 40 to 45 minutes.
Put on the coffee, invite the neighbors and enjoy. :eating pie:
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