Get a pot of vegies boiling. Use small or halved potatoes, 3 inch carrots, onions quartered, and corn cobs broken in half. Add a cube of butter, and some salt and pepper to taste. Also add a couple tablespoons of minced garlic and hot spices of your choice. Boil the vegies for about 30 minutes over your gas burner while you go prep the live crawdads.
To prep the dads, start by removing the alimentary (pooper) vein … also known as de-veining a crawdad. To do this, grab the center two tail fans and give them a quick 180 degree twist. You’ll hear a slight snap. Now just pull that center tail fan away from the dad’s tail and the pooper vein will come right out like a piece of long slimy brown snot.
“Purge” the dads by rinsing them of in cold salt water. Makes them barf up the mud and dirt. Then rinse them good in fresh water and drain them.
Now dump the whole batch of live dads into the boiling vegie mix. Bring to a boil and boil for about 5 minutes.
It’s time to eat. Twist off the heads, peel back the shell off the front of the tail and pull out the tail meat from the rest of the shell. Dip in some hot butter and eat um up.
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