Are you comfortable eating snails and if so, how do you like them to be cooked?

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  1. sallybea profile image96
    sallybeaposted 6 years ago

    Are you comfortable eating snails and if so, how do you like them to be cooked?

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  2. Handicapped Chef profile image78
    Handicapped Chefposted 6 years ago

    The answer to your question is yes I eat snails but they have to be cleaned and handled in the right way but if I am cooking them I like them sautéed in garlic butter, white wine, or chicken stock they are so good this way.

    1. sallybea profile image96
      sallybeaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I confess I have not been brave enough to try them yet.  I Guess that the strong flavors added to them make them taste of something!  Thanks for the comment Handicapped Chef.

    2. Handicapped Chef profile image78
      Handicapped Chefposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      You have to remember almost everything you cook or eat you add some kind of ingredient to boost the taste this I just the same way it's adding flavor to the dish your cooking.

    3. sallybea profile image96
      sallybeaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      You are so right Handicapped Chef - that was very short sighted of me - yes those little 'slime balls' will need some special kind of ingredient before I try them.  No disrespect meant.  Thanks for the comments.

  3. Lisa HW profile image60
    Lisa HWposted 6 years ago

    I would not eat snails (but then again there's a whole lot of things I won't eat   LOL).   I don't think I've ever ever seen a snail in real life.  (I suppose that tells people how much gardening I do.   smile   )

    1. sallybea profile image96
      sallybeaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Seen in the garden they can be an interesting subject to photograph, especially after the rain when they pop their head out of the shell.  Eating them is another matter, can never bring myself to do it!   Thanks for the comment Lisa HW

  4. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 6 years ago

    No, I don't eat snails, although I have once.  I just think of them as pests in the garden. I grew up in a area with a lot of garden snails and they were so slimy, I can't eat snails without thinking about that.

    1. sallybea profile image96
      sallybeaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Guess you have been brave enough to try it once!   Thinking of all that slime makes it a definite no, no for me I am afraid.  I do not think anyone could persuade me to eat one duffsmom.  Thanks for your comment.

    2. duffsmom profile image61
      duffsmomposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I couldn't do it now!  ICK. I was a teenager and as I recall I swallowed it whole and then asked for water - quick!  LOL

    3. sallybea profile image96
      sallybeaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Not sure that swallowing is eating but I am with you there duffsmon!  You are a lot braver than I am - not sure I could do it unless there were something great at stake - ha  Thanks for your comments.

  5. JimTxMiller profile image72
    JimTxMillerposted 6 years ago

    The snail is not a problem in and of itself. It simply is lacking in natural flavor. I suppose the optimal method of serving is broiled with drawn garlic butter on the side for lubrication and flavor.

    1. sallybea profile image96
      sallybeaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      One can't imagine why people bother if they have to eat garlic and butter in order to make them taste good!  If we were short of protein on the universe then it might be a useful addition to the diet!  Thanks Jim TXMiller, appreciate your stopping by

    2. JimTxMiller profile image72
      JimTxMillerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Well, you see it was a biology club dinner way back in high school, and our adviser had a several exotic (to American palates) prepared for us to sample, snails among them. Have not ate them since.

  6. theryanpride profile image75
    theryanprideposted 6 years ago

    Snails is not on my list of foods to try i see them in the garden with there slimy body's and taste like dirt.

    1. sallybea profile image96
      sallybeaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Snails are definitely not on my list of foods either and fortunately I don't see too many of them in the garden.  I think they have to be fed in a particular way to clean out their insides before you consume them so garden snails are out! Thanks you.

 
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