Crabs

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  1. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    I just left Marty J's on Perkins Rd. Wednesday from 5 til 8:30 all the boiled crabs you can eat for $24.95. With some places charging as much as $4 per crab I gotta do it.
     
  2. HalloweenRun

    HalloweenRun I'll try to be nicer, if you try to be smarter!

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    How can you Cajuns eat boiled crabs?

    Listen up: You STEAM crabs. In Old Bay.

    You probably boil shrimp, too! Geez!
     
  3. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    Steamed crabs are good but boiled are wonderful
     
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    Damn right. We boil them in Zatarans. Yankees boil seafood in water. Yuck.
     
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    Not what I expected when I saw the thread title and who started it.
     
  6. tirk

    tirk im the lyrical jessie james

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    just buy a dozen for 20 or so dollars and take them home. hard enough eating that many at home much less in a restaurant. the number ones are double that but worth every penny.
     
  7. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    Have you been watching Back to the Past? Where can you get a dozen for $2o these days. Last year when I found out that Sammy's was charging $4 PER CRAB I went to Heads & Tails in the seafood market section and they wanted $3.65 per crab. At that price a dozen would be close to $5o with the tax. I think what has happened is that there is a crab shortage on the East Coast around Maryland and Virginia where people like @HalloweenRun desecrate them by steaming them with Ole Bay and vinegar and they are importing Louisiana crabs at a premium price.

    About 4 years ago I saw a guy selling crabs by the bushel outside a convenience store in Virginia Beach for $80 a bushel. I don't know how many crabs are in a bushel but I would bet they are a lot more expensive there now too
     
  8. tirk

    tirk im the lyrical jessie james

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    Glad you asked, we called all over this past weekend and found them 20 bucks a dozen at Christian brothers and 22 a dozen at a place called Cajun Catch. Worth the drive from baton rouge. The #1s were $44/12 at CBs.
     
  9. Bengal B

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    Where are those places?
     
  10. tirk

    tirk im the lyrical jessie james

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    Ones on hwy 44 in gonzales and the other place was off hwy 30 not far from the interstate if you exit there.
     

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