eating etiquette (how to eat...)
Table manners for eating crab.
Start with the crab legs.
- Twist one off, then suck the meat from the shell;
- repeat with the second leg.
- Put the legs on the edge of your plate.
To eat meat from the body of the crab, use a fork to pick the meat from the underside.
Table manners for eating softshell crab. A softshell crab is eaten shell and all, whether it's served in a sandwich or on a plate.
In the latter case, cut the crab with a knife and fork down the middle and then into bite-sized sections. You can either eat the legs shell and all or pull them off and suck out the crabmeat; place any inedible parts on the side of your plate.
- Mike Lininger, Editor, Etiquette Scholar
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