Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Creepy Crawlers In The Southern Grocery Store

I went to the HEB the other day and walked by a mess-o-crawlers...crawdads that is. I couldn't believe they were selling them right in the meat department! Yuck. I've never eaten these things, but have heard Gampy tell his tale of sucking the meat out of them at a crawdad feed in New Orleans years ago.

I realize this post would've been a lot more entertaining if I had taken a picture of my face as I stared at this mess in the store that day. I think they look a lot like the Palmetto bugs (really just great big roaches) that ran around outside at night in the summertime when I lived in Mississippi in the 60's.


  1. No, no, no! You don't suck the meat out. You pop off the top and leave only the tail (like a shrimp). Then you sqeeze the bottom of the tail and the meat pops out and you eat it (not suck it). Yum! Yum! With a little Tabasco sauce! A little like a cross between Lobster and Shrimp.

  2. I thought I was grossed out by the post, then I read Bill's comment and now I am really grossed out!

  3. Yeah, I was trying to describe it nicely as sucking it out, but Bill's description is sooooo much more pleasant!