This. Who is in such a rush that they need a more efficient method of eating crawfish?
Nobody ever said anything about being in a rush... If i'm given chopsticks to eat a bowl of soup, you bet your arse I'm either going to ask for a spoon or pick up the whole bowl and slurp.
And I'm not claiming I invented this method by any means. I know others know about it, but it's just been my experience that most people I see eating crawfish don't.
Your thumb should be under the tail and you should apply pressure to lift the first scale above the level of the body shell. At that point you push the tail in and that breaks the shell past the second scale usually. You can just pull straight out and the tail is ready to eat out of the shell since the first two scales stay on the body of the crawfish. It's crazy fast and super easy.
I meant to say thumb under the tail. And actually, now that I think about it, I basically do the same thing and lift the tail up before pushing.
This post was edited on 5/10 at 2:05 pm