Has anyone ever eaten a hermit crab?
January 9, 2005 1:43 AM Subscribe
So I live in a tourist town in Florida. Every third shop in the main strip area sells hermit crabs. Well, one of these shops doesn't just sell hermit crabs, it sells HUGE hermit crabs. What I'm wondering is: has anyone ever eaten one? [+]
posted by u.n. owen to Food & Drink (21 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Google gives no hermit crab recipes. Before this week I'd never seen a hermit crab that would have even been big enough to have any meat, but these look like they would.
Would it be dangerous to eat a hermit crab? How would one cook it? How long would one cook it?
And please, "cruelty to animals blahblah" is not an answer to this question. I'm genuinely curious as to the taste of a hermit crab, but wanted to see if anyone else had tried it.