Monday, August 6, 2012

Mother Nature is Weird

(if I had misspelled the last word,  I would have written Mother Nature is Wired, and it would still make sense---)

I tried a new food last week.  This is what it looked like frozen:

Any ideas what this could be?  These little suckers have sat in my freezer for a couple months now.  I live in an area where people make a living fishing commercially.  One of my friends at work, her father (Daddy) fishes and caught these suckers.

It is the weirdest thing I've ever seen.  Hands down.

Ladies and Germs, I present to you the soft shell crab:

The Wikipedia definition of a soft shell crab is "a culinary term for crabs which have recently molted their old exoskeleton and are still soft."  (Blech!)  The key word for me is "MOLT."  I remember when Taylor babysat the class tarantula and it molted.  Again, BLECH.

Anyway, soft shell crab sandwiches are very popular down here, so we gave it a whirl. Well, Tracy and Taylor did the work.  I took the pictures and grossed out.

We fried up the poor little fellas in some hot oil and then ate them on a sandwich.  Legs and all.  You eat the whole thing.  (well, you DO have to remove the DEAD MANS FINGERS before cooking)

My thoughts?  Glad I tried it.  But won't be trying it again any time soon.  If ya know what I mean. 


Colleen said...

Pass them on to me next time! I had them for the first time this past spring and they were yummy, I didn't cook them myself though so that might have had something to do with it.

Love the picture of the two of you in the kitchen!

sherri s. said...

I'm feeling crabby today--and I didn't even eat any of those!

sherri s. said...

I'm feeling crabby today--and I didn't even eat any of those!

sherri s. said...

Oh, dang it--why did that post twice? It wasn't THAT funny!

mel said...

Taylor looks so much like Jake in that picture.

Re the crabs, no thank you, ma'm.

James A. Martin said...

JuJu, I love your blog. Your post on soft shell crabs made me wince--and hungry--all at the same time.

Anonymous said...

Ha, they are not for me either but I am proud of you for trying them! Perhaps I'll make the blog again if I get you some stone crab claws soon! Surely you will love those!!!