Any good LSU fan knows that peeling crawfish is nothing short of an artform, in fact it’s an experience, and definitely one any out-of-state Tigers player should have.
Enter LSU junior defensive lineman Beiden Fehoko from Honolulu, Hawaii. He only practiced with the team last year after transfering from Texas Tech, but is just now getting his first taste of Louisiana culture.
Unfortunately for him, Fehoko had to be taught how to eat crawfish.
Hawaii native and #LSU DL Breiden Fehoko had crawfish for the first time two weeks ago. Said he was freaked out at first watching them crawl around before the boil but loves them now. Taught Neil Farrell how to peel when D-Line split 30 pounds after Saturday scrimmage. pic.twitter.com/mg8G2FlHZ0
— Mike Gegenheimer (@Mike_Gegs) March 20, 2018
Fehoko explained his first experience two weeks ago.
“They were like, you gotta twist the tail and then you gotta suck the head,” he said. “I twist the tail and I broke it in half the first time and I was like what do I eat? You kind of like squeeze through the tail you loosen up that meat then you dip it in to bite it and you just pull it out. That’s where you get that extra flavor sucking the juice out of the head”
It sounds like somebody taught him correctly, but hand it to him if he got it right that quickly because it can definitely be difficult the first few times, especially in the large hands of a defensive lineman.
It’s simultaneously cool and adorable that he didn’t know the crawfish could be eaten with corn and potatoes.
“I’d heard about it but I always wanted to try it though,” Fehoko said. “I was like man how do you eat it? You look at them and they’re just crawling around in that cooler before you dump them in the boiler, you’re like how do you eat those things then you get out here and you’re like man these things are good!”
No word yet on whether or not he reached in to let one clamp onto his finger. Here’s to many more newspaper covered picnic tables with the wonderful bright red bugs in his future. He just turned 21 years old last October so perhaps he’s chasing it down with a cold Abita as well for the full experience.
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