How To Crack Stone Crab Claws

How To Crack Stone Crab Claws


Equipment Needed: Hand Towel, Metal Spoon

  • Hold the claw in the palm of your hand, using a hand towel to protect your hand.
  • Using the back of a metal spoon, strike the back or rounded side of the two ‘knuckles’ and the claw with a quick snapping motion, with approximately the force used on a soft-boiled egg.
  • Peel off the shell and gently remove the meat. Note that there is a a hard center membrane inside the claw, so when eating, pull or scrape the meat off of this.