Crawfish Boil Etiquette — Yeah, That’s A Thing
I know you can't wait to get your hands on some mud bugs, but before you do make sure you wash your hands! Yes, there are do's and don'ts of crawfish boils, and you don't want to be the one with the bad manners, do you?
Even though there's juice dripping down your chin and crawfish heads flying left and right, there are still proper ways to act at a crawfish boil.
According to CajunCrawfish.com there is a pretty hefty list of "do's" when it comes to crawfish boil etiquette. For instance, when arriving at a crawfish boil you should definitely "bring something to the table". Whether it's beer, a side dish, a dessert or shots of tequila, make sure you don't arrive empty handed. Also, did you know it's proper crawfish boil etiquette to suck the head. Yeah, not gonna lie, I'm definitely not going to do that. Go ahead, call me rude or a baby, but it's just not my thing.
Even if you've been to your fair share of crawfish boils, it's never to late to brush up on your manners. So, here are a few other things to know: help clean up, don't sit down (what?), don't bring people who don't enjoy crawfish, and don't cherry-pick the crawfish.
Ok, "don't bring people who don't enjoy crawfish"? Why? I'm not a huge fan of the mud bugs, myself, but I love going to crawfish boils! It's fun to be with friends and family, listening to music and having a good time. I'm going to go ahead and say that CajunCrawfish.com is not correct about the whole "don't bring people who don't enjoy crawfish" thing. Definitely be conscious of who you're bringing and make sure they aren't going to puke while watching people suck the heads. But, just because someone doesn't enjoy crawfish doesn't mean they won't enjoy a crawfish boil.
For everything that you need to know when it comes to crawfish boil etiquette check out the complete list of "do's" and "don'ts" at CajunCrawfish.com