chesapeake crabs

Categories
Seafood
Yield
1 Servings
MeasureIngredient
Crabs per person
  Crab spice
  Beer

If you have access to blue crabs you can do what we do in the Chesapeake bay region. Get approximately 6 to 12 crabs per hungry adult. Plan to eat on large tables covered with brown paper or news paper. Have on hand paring knives, and wooden mallets for cracking crabs. In a large pot put one beer.

start to boil. add live crabs. Sprinkle crabs with commercial crab boil, try finding Old Bay seasoning. Put lid on pot and steam about 8 to 10 minutes until crabs are red. Take out of pot with tongs and put on tray.

Dump directly on paperon the table. Serve with French Fries, corn on the cob, and coleslaw and plenty of cold beer. Make sure you have enough time to eat. Crab picking is a slow process. Especially if you talk and that is what happens. Plan to spend at least an hour picking, eating, talking and drinking beer. Serve a good cold mellon for dessert.

Date: Wed, 26 Jun 1996 16:17:54 -0400 From: kmeade@... (The Meades)

Recipe By : K. Meade via neighbors and friends MC-Recipe Digest V1 #130

From the MasterCook recipe list. Downloaded from Glen's MM Recipe Archive, .

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