It is indeed the season to sit down in front of some butcher's paper, don a bib, and dig into a plate of summer crabs. To prep you for summer backyard boils and their own weekly take on the tradition (it happens every Tuesday) NYC's own Mermaid Inn offers up this easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructional video on how to peel crabs with aplomb that gets an extra dose of wisdom and cuteness courtesy of a mallet-wielding infant. It's a good thing that, apparently, crab cracking doesn't actually require much in the way of hammering, because with this little guy's poor motor skills, we don't want to know how that would work out. Hit play to educate yourself and stop in to the Mermaid Inn this summer.
Video: Via Youtube.