Boiled Crabs

Boiled Crabs

Excellent, excellent recipe.  No changes.

-Sweet Mama Janisse



Creative Commons Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License   by  Ty Nigh 



For 12 people ()


  • 12 live blue crabs
  • 2 lemons, quartered
  • 8 new red potatoes
  • 4 small ears fresh corn
  • 4 small yellow onions
  • 1 cup(s) salt
  • 0.5 cup(s) ground red pepper
  • 0.5 cup(s) ground white pepper
  • 0.5 cup(s) ground black pepper

Boiled Crabs Directions

  1. Fill a large [10-quart] stockpot one-third full with water. Add the lemons, potatoes, corn, onions, salt, and peppers. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Let boil for 10 minutes.
  2. Add the crabs, [if blue crabs are not available, substitute other small to medium crabs], cover, and return to boil. Once steam starts to escape from under the cover, let cook for 15 minutes.
  3. Turn off the heat and let sit, covered, for 10 minutes more.
Tags:  crab, seafood, boiled, Cajun

Nutrition facts

(gluten free, lactose free)