Cover a table with newspaper
The first step towards eating crawfish is to cover a table with newspaper and place the crawfish on it once it has been properly boiled. If you are not comfortable with a newspaper, you may put the crawfish in a tray.
Pull the fish apart from the head
The next step is to twist the tail of a crawfish after grabbing it and pulling it apart from the head. You can now place the head aside.
Separate the tail from the body
Now you are required to separate the tail of the crawfish from its body. This can be done by peeling off some of the top shell segments. It is recommended that you peel off the shell segments that are farthest from the end of the tail.
Pull the meat from the tail and eat
You can now carefully pull the meat from the tail with your teeth and eat while you are pinching the end of the tail with your fingers. The end of the tail is just like a fan and the shells can be discarded. Use a paper towel to wipe your mouth and fingers.
Suck the juice and the golden fat
You can suck out the juices and the golden fat by grabbing the head of the crawfish. Keep in mind that the head might be spicy in terms of flavor. The juice can be washed down with a cold beverage of your choice.