If you’ve ever lived anywhere near the Chesapeake Bay, you may have experienced the local delicacy of blue crabs. Oh yum!
The best way to eat these delicious crustaceans is to spread brown paper or newspaper pages across your table, offer each diner a simple, metal nutcracker and pick, and a wooden crab mallet.
You should also make sure that a roll of paper towels, as well as a pitcher (or two) of beer and paper cups, are within reach. Be sure to advise your guests to remove their rings and watches, and to roll up their sleeves.
And then dump a pile of freshly steamed and seasoned (preferably with Old Bay Seasoning) blue crabs on the table and have your crab feast.
It doesn’t get any better than this.
Written for today’s one-word prompt, “mallet.”