Makes: 4 servings
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
- 4 FRESH CRABS
- SALT TO TASTE
Clean the crabs carefully, removing the sand and scrubbing the legs. Put them in salted boiling water and cook for 4-5 minutes, until they get a bright red color. Serve the whole crabs, with little hammers to break the shell.
IN DETAIL: Like the onomatopoeia, the name of this specialty popular throughout Brazilian coast has no date of birth. “Toc toc” comes from the sound of the hammer hitting the shell of a crab to open it.