I hate to brag …
Scratch that. I’m bragging. I have the best neighbor in the world. Yesterday, he said that he was cooking a bunch of crabs up for a friend. Did I want him to cook up a couple of dozen for me? I think I held my enthusiasm down long enough to give a gracious, yes, thank you.
He brought me 30 cooked crabs two hours later. And five minutes after that, he brought me a soft shell crab. It was huge.
I put the soft shell into the freezer. That will be my reward when I’m really, really good.
I ate three of the hot crabs, then I prepped peeled the crabs down to their inner carcasses and put them in the fridge. It was late, and I was tired.
Today, I picked those crabs and got four cups worth of meat. I still have to crack the claws, so there’s more to come. In honor of Labor Day and the taste of a fading summer, I made Charles’ crab salad.
Charles’ Crab Salad
2 cups crab meat
1/2 c good mayonnaise
1/4 c sweet relish
salt and pepper to taste
Toss the crab, relish, salt, and pepper together. Add the mayonnaise, and mix lightly. Serve on a potato roll, either hamburger or hot dog. Open the good bag of potato chips.