Heat a large pan of boiling water, plunge in the crabs, cover and boil for 15 minutes. Drain and cool the crabs. When cool enough to handle, break off the legs, crack open and remove the white meat.
To open the main body of the crab, lay it on its back and insert a sharp knife, then twist to separate the two shells. Spoon out the meat and add it to the leg meat. Remove the dead man’s fi