Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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As good as crab, but more available!
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Credit to Abbydz for this fine, flavorful idea. Consider the crab cake - delectable and loved by all, but relatively expensive because of the scarcity of crabs. Plus crabs are rare far from the ocean. Why not use the crabs close relative, the spider? The beauty of this - large spider rances could be set up, feeding them on flies attricted to naturally occuring dung and trash.

Spider species with tasty, crablike meat would be selected and bred for size. On slaughter, the meat would be processed away from the legs and formed into "land crab" cakes. Tasty and ecologically correct, and no-one the wiser!

bungston, Dec 01 2003

Imitation Crab http://www.intersea...products/imitation/
Supposedly made of fish. [bungston, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

"Dan, Dan, the boy is eating a spider!" http://www.rhymer.net/cutsE.htm
[bungston, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

"Crab" cakes? http://www.cdc.gov/...tsht_pubic_lice.htm
[Klaatu, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

spiderman cake http://www.youtube....watch?v=P1zxU9fB04E
I'd prefer to eat this [jaksplat, Aug 03 2009]


       Quite Baked, except for rances (what that? ed.) - we've linked to spider cuisine before, mostly for the benefit of blissmiss.   

       Oh, and you can't rance spiders, whether it's for meat or for spider silk - they eat each other.
DrCurry, Dec 01 2003

       A rance is like a dance, but productive of spiders for the table.
bungston, Dec 01 2003

       Don't look, Blissy!
snarfyguy, Dec 01 2003

       <Shiver> Ewwwww.....I don't know whether to be scared or delighted that the blighters are being reduced in numbers. </Shiver>
silverstormer, Dec 01 2003

       According to the "Imitation Crab" link the fake meat is made from ground up fish and added flavors. If that works anything may work and we can even leave the fish alone. How about "crab meat" made from soy or seaweed? Crab flavored Jello anyone?
kbecker, Dec 01 2003

[Kbecker] has crabs joke.
silverstormer, Dec 01 2003

       Look out! There's one hovering above your tuffet!
thumbwax, Dec 02 2003

       something about little legless spiders in little wheeled carts is just wrong.
FlyingToaster, Aug 03 2009

       This disgusts me. but in a good way. I don't know that I knew this existed. Did I?
blissmiss, Aug 03 2009


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