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woody



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:33 pm    Post subject: Garden snails  Reply with quote

Tried them for the first time about a fortnight ago after they were purged stuck them in the freezer then straight into boiling water for a few mins. then removed them from their shell removed the waste sack and popped them back in their shells with some garlic butter.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very brave  

What were they like?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dave C wrote:
Very brave  

What were they like?


Exactly the same as the ones you buy, got about another 20 to fatten up.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If anyone cares to visit me in Lanarkshire, I can guarantee them a bag full of these blighters. Ours are now the size of walnuts in their shells    
I'm a good vegetarian otherwise I'd be trying to eat the damned things too.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Toddy wrote:
If anyone cares to visit me in Lanarkshire, I can guarantee them a bag full of these blighters. Ours are now the size of walnuts in their shells    
I'm a good vegetarian otherwise I'd be trying to eat the damned things too.

M


I wouldn't !!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apparently they're easily purged, and then cooked in garlic and butter they taste delicious…..if you like that kind of food.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seabird wrote:
Toddy wrote:
If anyone cares to visit me in Lanarkshire, I can guarantee them a bag full of these blighters. Ours are now the size of walnuts in their shells    
I'm a good vegetarian otherwise I'd be trying to eat the damned things too.

M


I wouldn't !!


nor me  
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I would not because I can not as they are not Kasher...  but...

...many years ago a late auntie of mine was take to Paris by a  purely platonic friend for a few days break.

He took her to a luxurious restaurant the first evening and oh did she enjoy what she ate.

Until she was told it was frogs' legs at which point she threw up all over the place and her platonic friend somehow got her back to the UK.

Needless to say that friendship, platonic or not, ended there and then.

But sometimes, just sometimes, I would like to taste the things I am not permitted to eat - I mean does bacon actually taste like the smell of my then neighbour frying it?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yuck yuck!  
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We had another 12 a day or two ago I have revised the cooking method
1st blanche for 3 mins, then remove from their shell.
2nd return to the boiling water and simmer for around a hour.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

woody wrote:
We had another 12 a day or two ago I have revised the cooking method
1st blanche for 3 mins, then remove from their shell.
2nd return to the boiling water and simmer for around a hour.


If you have to remove them from their shells then why bother?
Slugs are snails without shells - why not eat them instead?  

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