There’s nothing better than whole crab, but you often get the legs already broken down and cleaned served to you at restaurants. Doing a crab boil at home is simple and so is breaking down a crab.
All you need is a sharp large chef’s knife.
2. Using the tip of a knife, wedge the knife under the triangle shaped flap on the belly.
3. Leaving the crab flipped upside down, pull the body from the shell. You can either discard the shell with all the liver inside . . . or if you’re adventurous — eat it!
4. Rinse off the body and cut in half.
5. Separate each leg.
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