Crawfish Boil Safety
Rain or shine, it’s always CRAWFISH time!
It's a tasty and fun Louisiana tradition that can quickly become dangerous unless you take proper precautions.
Be sure to have a goodtime, but always prioritize the safety of your friends, family and property.
Before you set up your gear, make sure it's up to code. If you're using propane, you'll need to check to see that it's certified and up-to-date. Also, have a fire extinguisher handy and make sure it's in good-working order.
Location is key! Setting up your boil spot is the key ingredient for a safe, and successful boil. Always make sure to cook in an open area. Although tempting, you should never cook under a carport.
Once the water begins to boil, you'll need to take precautions to prevent animals and small children from having access to the area. An adult should always have an observant eye on the pot, and you should never leave it unattended.
Alcohol might also be a staple at your boil, but take precaution as alcohol and fire hazards DO NOT MIX!
Now for some fun tips:
1. Wear stretchy pants, between those tails and all the fixins you'll devour, you'll be glad you left yourself some room to grow.
2. Wear dark clothing and keep an old hand towel (more environmentally friendly than a roll of paper towels) nearby.
3. Avoid wearing expensive jewelry, otherwise your diamond wedding band will smell like crawfish for days-which may not be a bad thing! Use a cut lemon and nail brush when necessary.
4. Plan for a nap for later in the day, your full belly will thank you later!