We even eat that good claw meat!

I apologize if you are a person who chooses not to eat any kind of living creature. And if you are, it’s best you stop right now and read no further.

Because, Crawdaddy was destined to be the star of this tutorial on cracking crawfish claws and eating the meat from them.


Here he is, in all his spicy glory, waiting to be selected. I mean, who could resist those big claws?

STEP 1: Pick the crawfish with the biggest claws . . .


STEP 2: Hold it like so. STEP 3: Grip the claw.


STEP 4: Twist it off, like so.


STEP 5: Break the pincher from the leg, again using a twisting motion.


STEP 6: Using either your teeth or “crab crackers”, break the claw just above the pinchers and remove the shell. See the nice big clump of claw meat? Mmmmmmm.


STEP 7: Next, eat the meat right off the claw, like this. And then move on to claw no. 2


If you have trouble getting the claw shell to come off, and if the meat gets stuck inside, do not fear. Using the pinchers from another claw as a fork, dig into the claw and get the meat out. It still tastes just as good!

Next time . . . How to make Bayou Woman’s delicious dipping sauce!

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