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    Oyster crabs -

    I thought of another question:

    Does anybody here eat oyster crabs? I'm told they are modestly rare but every time I buy a case of oysters I'm sure I get more than a dozen with a crab and sometimes two crabs.

    Do you all eat the crabs or pick them out?
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    We eat oysters and crabs here in md. Lots of oldbay and beer


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    Not blue claws - everybody eats them.

    I am asking about oyster crabs - the little crabs that live inside oysters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gravity View Post
    We eat oysters and crabs here in md. Lots of oldbay and beer


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    Haha. Totally read that wrong.

    Yes. They are pretty good. First time i was sketched out


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    where to buy them?

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    At first I thought you referred to an oyster with a problem. I never saw one. Are they from warmer waters. I know in LA the oysters are huge or at least the ones I know. They seem to get smaller further North but don't quote me.
    If they are like other crabs (spiders) they should be good. I think some might freak if a crab crawled out during dinner.
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    I found this on a search. There is more out there.

    Finding a pea crab inside your oyster is like finding a pearl, only better because they are a delicious delicacy you can eat. Try them raw or fry them in a pan, like an oyster you can have this crab both ways. Soft with a slight crunch, pea crabs have all the flavor of a larger crab stuffed into its tiny body.
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    Not really "warm" waters; no.

    I find them fairly often in the Blue Point oysters I get from Connecticut but they are more numerous in the Delaware Bay oysters. I didn't used to like the Delaware Bay oysters very much; they are milder, and sometimes a little 'muddy', and taste less like the open ocean smells. But now they harvest a variety they raise in cages out in open Delaware Bay waters that are wonderful. Butt Busters - or something like that they are called.

    No! Butt Ugly! That's their name. I get them by the case from Bivalve Packing Company - in Port Norris NJ.

    The little crabs have a specific name but I can't remember it right this minute as I always call them oyster crabs. <g>

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    Quote Originally Posted by hvacker View Post
    At first I thought you referred to an oyster with a problem. I never saw one. Are they from warmer waters. I know in LA the oysters are huge or at least the ones I know. They seem to get smaller further North but don't quote me.
    If they are like other crabs (spiders) they should be good. I think some might freak if a crab crawled out during dinner.
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    There you go! Pea Crabs! <g>

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    Quote Originally Posted by hvacker View Post
    I found this on a search. There is more out there.

    Finding a pea crab inside your oyster is like finding a pearl, only better because they are a delicious delicacy you can eat. Try them raw or fry them in a pan, like an oyster you can have this crab both ways. Soft with a slight crunch, pea crabs have all the flavor of a larger crab stuffed into its tiny body.
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