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post #25 of Old 04-18-2012
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Re: Crabs

We enjoy the local favorites when we travel. It often makes economic sense.
Last time we were in Smith Is. MD. we passed through during soft shell season.
I took my daughter, then 6 to a crab house and pestered the kindly lady cleaning the soft shells for freezing and selling. SHe just cut off the face and ripped out the lungs.
I pried open my wallet and bought a dozen medium sized for $6.00 and cleaned and fried (with ol' bay of course) Everyone was enjoying them until I made the obsevation that they resembled a spider ! Then I had the rest of the Dozen to myself.
A week or so later we were passing through Chesapeake City on the C+D canal and were walking through town for lunch out (a financially painful exercise for me, but an occasional necessity for crew moral) and noted the $69.00 a dozen price for the hardshell crabs, we had fries and burgers.
location,location,location !
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