don't actually have Crawfish here - only Crawdads, which
are usually smaller and used for bait. To
have a real Crawfish Boil you need to have friends show
up at camp having driven from Louisiana with several
ice chests of fresh Crawfish.
This happened recently. A huge
cooking pot with a stand to hold it over a gas burner and
a strainer that fit down inside was set up near some shade
trees. Crawfish, whole potatoes, whole onions and corn on
the cob were put into the strainer (along with some Louisiana
Crawfish Boil spices), a lid put on the pot and everyone
sat in the shade and socialized while it cooked.
A sheet of plywood was set up on some
sawhorses, and as a pot finished cooking the strainer was
lifted out and emptied onto it. The strainer went back into
the pot to be refilled with a fresh batch, and everyone gathered
around the plywood table to feast on Crawfish!