Garden snails: the eating thereof

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

  1. Cheesypoof

    Cheesypoof Fuck off Noddy Banned

    To be fair, i HAVE tried snails before, but just not for me. I wont knock others who want to eat them, i love mussels... do as you please...
  2. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    That's better. :)
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  3. tufty79

    tufty79 1979-2015. R.I.P.

    i'm putting it on ignore - makes me squeam every time I see it :D :oops:
  4. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen Hand-wringing liberal.

    Mollusc relocation on the way to work ...


    I thought they would get plenty of scraps here.
    It dawned on me that places like this might not be such a good place for harvesting them...
    Last edited: May 23, 2014
  5. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    Why not?
  6. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

  7. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Next time it rains I'm going out with a bag. I have a bike now and I know a spot fairly close where there Will be loads.

    I had about a million outside my front door last time it rained but there's cat Shit everywhere near me and I dunno if they'd be safe to eat, so I left them.

    One juicy fella was millimetres from my front door when I opened it and he just looked up at me like a puppy. He was so cute I couldn't take him, but he looked clean as fuck. I bet he would taste ace.
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  8. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist

    There's loads of snails around atm. Every time i see them i think of you, fez (srsly!) and what a sicko you are :D
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  9. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist

    DO NOT EAT CAT POO ffs :facepalm:
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  10. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    What you putting them in while you feed & then purge them?
  11. dessiato

    dessiato Ua Mau ke Ea o ka ʻĀina i ka Pono

    This video has an interesting recipe, and it talks about how to purge the British garden snail. It's by Ramsey, but he doesn't swear in it which is suspicious IMO.

  12. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]


    Really need to start putting them in a container.
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  13. Epona

    Epona Down with battered parsnips

    I've eaten snails and enjoyed them, but knowing that cats and dogs can catch heartworm from slugs and snails found in UK gardens has put me right off the idea of foraging.

    Interestingly, a large number of snails that are eaten on the continent, are actually farmed in Scotland and exported. It's like clams, they're not that popular here in the UK either (and can be difficult to find when you do want some), but are a large export.
  14. kittyP

    kittyP schmeeer

    He does swear. He said fucking. ETA: Several times :D

    Onket how's this going?
  15. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    I've been taking them to the park and releasing them. And the slugs.
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  16. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    I bought a fishbowl to keep mine in, but never got a lid for it.

    The fishbowl is full of rainwater by the front door and it's got red algae or something growing in it. Look absolutely disgusting.
  17. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    Have you tried the red algae yet?
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  18. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    I'd rather eat snails :D
  19. antimata

    antimata neck chops

    even the blackbirds arnt that fussed garlic or not.

    heaps of scraping the slime off on the deck.

    too much bofa for me at the present time.
  20. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Seagull + Chips = Happy Seagull

    Exactly - there no way of telling what filth free-range snails have been chomping on, so just not worth the risk. Toxoplasmosis sounds an unpleasant little critter. :(
  21. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    That's why you keep them for a bit, feeding them edible stuff, and then purge them isn't it?
  22. kittyP

    kittyP schmeeer

    So you are not going to eat them any more?
  23. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    It doesn't look like it's going to be this year.
  24. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    They'll be at their plumpest now...Autumn snail harvest!
  25. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    It's slim pickings in my garden these days due to my hard work earlier in the summer.
  26. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Scum with no integrity, apparently.

    Hi Fred,

    I have been collecting today! :hmm:

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  27. Bruce47

    Bruce47 Banned Banned

    Hi snail people - Are onket and 909 still around?
  28. dilute micro

    dilute micro esse quam videri

    He paid 5 pence a piece and then claimed he got them for nothing.
  29. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Hello :)

    Have you any snail-eating news? I've still got my fishbowl from last year collecting algae by the front door. One day I'll wash it out and fill it with snails.

    One day...
  30. Bruce47

    Bruce47 Banned Banned

    I hear the snails singing in the brush outside, and it is a siren song.

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