Garden snails: the eating thereof

Discussion in 'suburban75' started by Fez909, Mar 20, 2014.

  1. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    Only if you are a frugal woman!
  2. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist

    I ate one once in France when I was a kid. BLEEEUUURGH!

    Fez909 keep the thread up to date with pics of your revolting mollusc-related shenanigans please ;)
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  3. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

  4. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    They're crap.

    No particular taste of their own, they just give a slimy texture with an occasional gritty crunch to whatever you put on them. (People who say they're not slimy when cooked are talking bollocks).

    Topcat's got the right idea. Skip the snails and go straight to the garlic butter.
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  5. Gerry1time

    Gerry1time pities the neurotypical

    I've had them quite a lot in restaurants here and in France. The french are more generous with their portions, but never fallen in love with them enough to want to try it myself.
  6. Mr.Bishie

    Mr.Bishie Casting his shadow weaving his spell

    I like them. Though I am a bit weird when it comes to eating unfamiliar foods.
    The home farming sounds a bit of a faff, so I just lob em over the fence into next doors garden.
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  7. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    Pointless. They come back.
  8. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    Hmm, could be good food for a toddler, smooth, no bones, easy chewing ...

    I should make snail baby food!

    Can see that catching on!

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  9. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

  10. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    Its like they're asking to be eaten
  11. kittyP

    kittyP schmeeer

    I can't say I've ever been tempted by snails.

    Fez I admire your dedication to new foods but I think you should stop at the oyster burgers and leave the snails.

    Have you ever eaten them before by the way?
  12. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    Takes a while though.
  13. Mr.Bishie

    Mr.Bishie Casting his shadow weaving his spell

    I know :D but I'd rather that than drowning them in a bucket of water. Starts to stink after a week or so.
  14. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    Why don't we eat worms? either we are omnivores or not!!
  15. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen sproutarian

    I bet one could come up with a scientific method for refining generic proteins ...
    Snail tofu ?
  16. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    Just take them further away.
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  17. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    I'd be extremely surprised if Bish doesn't own a heavy-duty catapult.
  18. dessiato

    dessiato Mele Kalikimaka hauʻoli hou makahiki

    I like snails, there's two types typically served here, served with traditional sauces. I much prefer the French ones done in garlic butter with a sprinkle of parsley, washed down with some good French wine.
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  19. Mr.Bishie

    Mr.Bishie Casting his shadow weaving his spell

    lol I couldn't do it without fear of injuring someone on the estate :D
  20. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    A friend of my ex used to own an acclaimed snail restaurant in Barcelona. Everyone raved about it but for me it was always the low point of our trips there. Our friends would scoff platters of the things and I'd politely down a handful whilst wishing we were in McDonalds.
  21. dessiato

    dessiato Mele Kalikimaka hauʻoli hou makahiki

    Worms are OK, cooked into an omelette with wild garlic they are edible enough. Maggots fried with chilli are OK too.

    eta: make sure you clean them properly first though!
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  22. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    I have only used them to catch fish.

    I prefer to eat fish than worms!!

  23. dessiato

    dessiato Mele Kalikimaka hauʻoli hou makahiki

    Cod is often full of worms, if you've eaten cod, you have almost certainly eaten worms too.
  24. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    Oh. Don't they all come out when you gut the fish?

    I feel the same way about maggots - ok for catching something more appetising like a trout!
  25. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    Yep, nematodes.

    I believe there's even a standard laid down by MAFF stating that fewer than 2 (or 3) worms per pound of cod are acceptable.
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  26. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    No, they're parasites in the flesh of the fish. They're killed when the fish is cooked or frozen and are harmless to humans.
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  27. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    There are some quite odd standards about permitted levels of all sorts of shit in food ...... makes you wonder!
  28. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

    It all adds to the flavour. :cool:
  29. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Ooops, almost stood on my dinner just then :)


    Meet Kevin, the first victim piece of food! I really wasn't prepared for this but I saw him on the way to the shops just now and thought, "by eck! he looks reet tasty" ;)

    Need to find him a temporary home now. :thumbs:
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  30. thriller

    thriller Last of the world's good men Banned

    disgusting. next you'll be going all korean and eating dogs.

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