Deviled Crabs

Preparation info

  • Makes

    8 to 10

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Hoppin John’s Lowcountry Cooking

By John Martin Taylor

Published 1992

  • About

Deviled crabs in the Lowcountry are often called simply “deb’l.” Crab recipes in the South invariably call for commercially prepared “crab boils.” Although I’ve included a formula for a homemade crab boil, in fact I usually improvise, depending on the serendipity of the moment, the projected use of the crabmeat, and the bounty of both my herb garden and my spice rack. Because I steam the crabs rather than boil them, I am partial to a simple addition o