’Fuskie Crab Patties

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Gullah Home Cooking the Daufuskie Way

By Sallie Ann Robinson

Published 2003

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How to pick crabs

Before you can pick a crab, you have to cook it. Boil or steam live blue crabs in a large pot for about 10 minutes or longer, which turns them from blue to deep red. We used a little salt in the boiling water. Some folks add all kinds of spices, even beer, but if you’re picking the crab for meat to use in a recipe, it doesn’t make much difference.

Every crab lover has his or her own way of picking crabs, but many of those methods either take lots of time or