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How to Eat Crab Legs

Eating crab legs can be intimidating, and when not done properly it creates a lot of work. There’s nothing more frustrating than having plans to enjoy a meal just to have it turn into a workout. At Captain Benjamin’s Calabash Seafood in Myrtle Beach, SC, we help tens of thousands of people to enjoy endless crab legs every year, and we understand the struggle of not knowing the proper technique to eat crab legs. If you’re tired of spending too much time just to get to the meat, then keep reading. Here is a step by step guide discussing the best technique when it comes to eating crab legs:

  1. Break the leg off the cluster
  2. Break the leg apart at the joints so that each segment is open at the end
  3. Using your thumbs and forefingers, crack one side of the shell while attempting to keep the meat in one piece
  4. Pull the two sides of the shell apart
  5. If done properly, the shell will slide off the meat and the meat will come out in one piece

The largest meat is in the claw, but this is also the strongest part of the shell. The only time you need the crab leg crackers is to get to this portion of the meat. Here’s how to get to the meat in the claw:

  1. Place the thickest part of the claw in the crackers
  2. Close the crackers to crush the claw
  3. Continue to crush the claw so that you can get to the meat on the inside
  4. Be cautious that you don’t also break the meat at the same time

The key to eating crab legs is to try and keep the meat in one piece throughout the process. If you can do this, the work you will have to do will be minimal. Eating crab legs is a delicious experience, so be sure to stop by Captain Benjamin’s Calabash Seafood to enjoy endless crab legs next time you’re in Myrtle Beach, SC. And don’t forget to check out our coupons before you do!