Crab Etiquette

eating etiquette (how to eat...)

Table manners for eating crab.

Start with the crab legs.

  1. Twist one off, then suck the meat from the shell;
  2. repeat with the second leg.
  3. 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.

resting knife and fork etiquette

Our resting utensils etiquette section covers the rules (american and continental) for resting your utensils when taking a break from eating, when you are finished eating, and when you are passing food [...]

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