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Can You Eat Ghost Crabs?

Discussion in 'All About SoWal' started by Jerry Lewis, Aug 2, 2016.

  1. Jerry Lewis

    Jerry Lewis Beach Fanatic

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    Some of the ghost crabs on the beach are pretty big. I mean the white crabs on the beach. Do they have any meat? Can you eat ghost crabs? I love blue crab. Anyone have ghost crab recipe?

    Does anyone hunt ghost crabs? What is the best way to catch ghost crabs?

    So many ghost crab questions. lol
     
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  2. LarsAtTheBeach

    LarsAtTheBeach Beach Fanatic

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    If I was marooned on an island I'm certain I eould eat them. But I doubt there is much meat, even compared to blue crabs. And I love steamed blue crab. (Steamed over beer & vinegar, with rock salt, black pepper, and Old Bay seasoning). Yum.
    The smaller ghost crabs would probably make good bait for surf fishing.
     
  3. Matt J

    Matt J SWGB

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    As Lars said theirs no meat.

    Usually hunting them is just an activity to wear kids out at the end of the day.
     
  4. Gillian Messier

    Gillian Messier Beach Comber

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    Ghost crabs make good broth if you boil a bunch for awhile.
     
  5. Teresa

    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

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    No way. They remind me of spiders! Yikes!
     
  6. Mike Jones

    Mike Jones Beach Fanatic

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    Spiders are high in protein. I've never tried eating ghost crabs. Reminds me of Tom Hanks in Castaway when he tries to eat that gross crab with orange slime in it.
     

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