Cooked Lobster on a plate
How To Crack Lobster Claws To Get The
Most Meat
By Julia Mullaney
Lobster meat lies in the claws and tail, and you don’t want to miss any of it. To perfectly crack a claw, use a small amount of pressure, and make sure you have the right tools.
The first thing you need to do is break the claw at its joint to separate it into two pieces. To crack the pieces, start with a small amount of pressure, increasing as necessary.
Using too much pressure could result in the shell breaking into fragments, which shreds the meat. Plus, the fragments might get into your food, so you want to avoid that.
Since lobster shells are quite hard, you can also use a lobster hammer or cracker to do the dirty work for you. You can then use a small utensil to remove the meat from the claw.