I was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. Steamed crabs are part of the culture. I grew up crabbing every summer with my dad and Poppop. They would catch a bushel at a time for several days in a row, then we would steam them and spend hours around the dining room table picking and eating the meat. We would pick and divide what was left so Mommom could make crab cakes and soup. I thought everyone ate them until I went to college and met someone who had never eaten a crab. We taught quite a few out-of-state friends the fine art of how to pick a steamed crab back in the day.
Eddie and I ordered crabs over the holiday last weekend, so I thought it would be fun to show you. This video was not taken from the most flattering angle of Yours Truly, but you’ll get the idea.
Watch me teach you how to pick steamed crabs in less than 3 minutes: