Useful Tips When Eating Crab Legs at Home

It’s usually messy to eat crab legs.  But that’s not the reason why I prefer eating it at home.  I love eating crabs. But I particularly like eating crabs with steamed rice.  Unfortunately, there’s not a lot of places in the area that serves crabs with rice.  Thus, eating at home is still the best option when eating crabs.

Hubby knows how much I love crabs.  But he also knows how much of a mess I make while eating crab legs.  So he usually sets up the table in a way that it will be quick and easy to clean after eating.  I wanted to share these useful tips if you ever decide having crab legs at home.

Useful tips when eating crabs or crab legs at home:  

  • Newspaper – Cover the table with about 2 layers of newspapers or packing paper
    • This will be helpful for any spillage and keeping the table underneath clean
  • Paper Plates – use of paper plates are useful and keep an extra plate for all the shells
    • Disposable paper plates make it easy to discard or to “dispose” after eating (pun intended! *wink*) 
  • Plastic Bag – collect all shells and anything part of the crabs that are not edible and to be thrown away in a bag that you can seal. Seal the waste inside a plastic bag before throwing it in the trash can, to ensure that the smell doesn’t leak out.  Another helpful way is to keep this sealed bag in the freezer until it’s close to the time when your garbage or trash will be collected by the garbage truck.  This will help with ensuring there won’t be any bad smell lingering inside or even outside your house.  

These are just some of the tips that we’ve learned from our own personal experience.  Let me know if you were able to use any of the tips. Or better yet, if you have some tips of your own, please feel free to share them.

There is one tip I do want to leave you with — make sure you wash your hands then make sure to eat your crabs with only your hands, with no utensils or silverware.  That includes eating rice with your hands too! *wink* It is more delicious to eat it that way! Mmm… sarap!

ASL 03.08.2019 (Clearwater, FL)

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