Discussion in 'suburban75' started by Fez909, Mar 20, 2014.
Only if you are a frugal woman!
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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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.
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.
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.
Pointless. They come back.
Hmm, could be good food for a toddler, smooth, no bones, easy chewing ...
I should make snail baby food!
Can see that catching on!
Its like they're asking to be eaten
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?
Takes a while though.
I know but I'd rather that than drowning them in a bucket of water. Starts to stink after a week or so.
Why don't we eat worms? either we are omnivores or not!!
I bet one could come up with a scientific method for refining generic proteins ...
Snail tofu ?
Just take them further away.
I'd be extremely surprised if Bish doesn't own a heavy-duty catapult.
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.
lol I couldn't do it without fear of injuring someone on the estate
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.
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!
I have only used them to catch fish.
I prefer to eat fish than worms!!
Cod is often full of worms, if you've eaten cod, you have almost certainly eaten worms too.
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!
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.
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.
There are some quite odd standards about permitted levels of all sorts of shit in food ...... makes you wonder!
It all adds to the flavour.
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.
disgusting. next you'll be going all korean and eating dogs.
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