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boisdevie1



Joined: 11 Aug 2006
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Location: Lancaster
PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 10 3:45 pm    Post subject: Just eaten the snails Reply with quote
    

Hope I'm not dead in the morning. Tasted yummy. And free.

jamanda
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 10 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Gosh. Ordinary brown garden snails? So how did you prep/cook them?

eta, I don't understand why it should be less acceptable than eating sea snails like winkles but it is some how.

boisdevie1



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 10 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Not ordinary garden snails. The really big roman types. Purged em for over a week then followed dpack's method - sprinkle salt over them and stir for 30 mins, boil for 30 mins. Took them out of their shells and friend them in garlic butter. Seemed to work but might be dead tomorrow!!!!!

Duckhead



Joined: 24 Oct 2009
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 10 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I ate snails once, not bad, a bit mushroomy I thought.

Why though, when there are all sorts of less ugly things to be had?

I'll save snails till there's nowt else left

boisdevie1



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 10 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

They were free. And tasty. And here in France it's a bit of a tradition.

frewen



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 10 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I admire you BD - a *friend* once gave me some pickled sea slug to eat...

I didn't like it and have never tried anything like that ever again

Penny Outskirts



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 10 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Snails are lovely, lots of garlic butter and crusty bread - yum!!!

12Bore



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Location: Paddling in the Mersey
PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 10 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Had a corporate trip to the Vienne Jazz Festival a few years ago and loads of garlic snail vol au vaunts and snails wrapped in parma ham, they were fantastic! The waitresses kepyt saying "But Sir, you do realise that you are eating the snails...."

Gervase



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 10 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Yummy! Trouble is, what with the amount of butter you tend to slurp down with them, they're probably on the banned list for those with cholesterol problems.

jamanda
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 10 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Penny wrote:
Snails are lovely, lots of garlic butter and crusty bread - yum!!!


Do you eat garden snails?

linz71



Joined: 30 Jun 2008
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Location: N.E.Lincolnshire
PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 10 4:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

My kids had two dozen garden snails sauted with panchetta a dash of chili and served with salad. They loved them!

boisdevie1



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 10 6:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Over 12 hours later and I'm not dead- must have prepared em right.

Green Rosie



Joined: 13 May 2007
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Location: Calvados, France
PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 10 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

We usually have lots of these large Roman snails round here but have hardly seen any this year with the dry weather. The French called them Escargot de Bourgonne and love them. How did you prepare them? Did you purge them?

Mind you if anyone is thinking of foraging for them in the UK, they are a protected species.

AnnaD



Joined: 12 Jun 2007
Posts: 2777
Location: Edinburgh
PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 10 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I have been tempted to try snails from our garden, but I've yet to get the courage to actually do it.

dpack



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 10 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

roman are nice but the large garden snails are fine you just need three times as many

giant african ones are nice but need 4 hours boiling

tiny ones are ok by the pint with a pin like winkles or even shell on with the softer types

glad you enjoyed them

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