Posted by: albfor | July 25, 2011

Crab massacre | Wounded Knee West Philadelphia


It happened Saturday, July 23, 2011 near Girard Avenue after an early morning community gathering of participants from the Bible Way Church and Keystone Mercy completed the Playground Build and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.

A small detachment of the group got wind that special pricing on bushels of crabs was in effect in North Philadelphia (they went, they saw, they conquered) and a bushel of crabs was cornered and secured.  What happened next was ritualistic, swift, mesmerizing and unmentionable; people were there but nobody’s talking… just rubbing their bellies.

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Washing the crabs

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Washing the crabs thoroughly


Crab throw down! Layering and season


Crab throw down! Make sure you utilize every corner of the pot.

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Steamed to perfection

By the time it was over, at least 3 adults ate  1 1/2 dozen crabs each and two children ate a dozen more the remaining crabs just … disappeared.

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