Peeling a Crab, or Picking a Crab
(Percy) would refuse a free Filet' Mignon if boiled crabs were on
the list of choices!
Before I go on... click here to begin loading
the page that will show you how he did it (and I do it). I'm doing
this because I have several pictures on the page and they may take a
while to load. The link will open a new window and you can just come
back here to finish reading while it's loading.
He was a master at getting every
morsel of crab meat out of em' (those who knew him remember Crab
Picking 101 by Professor Percy (or "plug" - one of his
nicknames)). Well, he taught me how to do it too (not that I had a
choice), but believe me, it's quick and easy and you'll get 99% of
the meat out with few shells to chew on.
Before I go on, I understand that there are many
"pro" crab pickers out there and this in now way belittles
your fine art. In art people don't paint the same pictures, and
pickers play different tunes. This is just another method.
Percy simply figured out that crabs had sections
that could be dealt with differently. This is simple mechanics and
with a little practice you'll wiz through crab picking like you've
never done before. If my memory serves me right he could pick a crab, claws
and all, in about 2 minutes or less.
If you want to see a site devoted to the Blue Claw
Crab look at the bottom of the instruction page for the link, it's
If you want to cheat at it Click
Well, hopefully the instruction page has loaded by
now and you can learn a little about pickin' "big blue"!...