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How to Eat Crab


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Crack the Claws
Crack Crab Claw

Crack Crab Claw

Photo © Molly Watson
Some people start with the body meat, but I like to treat myself to the sweetest nuggets of meat in the claws straight away. Even smaller crab claws will need to be cracked. A nut cracker or lobster cracker is a popular choice. I prefer a flat meat tenderizer - one solid whack and the claw cracks open enough to pull apart, usually without too much shattering of the shell and thus minimal shards of shell in the crab meat.

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