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Old 03-13-2014, 04:31 PM   #11
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I love escargot... but it just simply proves that, with enough butter and garlic, practically anything can be made edible.
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Old 03-13-2014, 07:49 PM   #12
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I love escargot... but it just simply proves that, with enough butter and garlic, practically anything can be made edible.
+1 Exactly right!
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Old 03-14-2014, 02:49 PM   #13
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I love escargot... but it just simply proves that, with enough butter and garlic, practically anything can be made edible.
I always avoided eating snails because of all the times I stomped on them in the garden!

But one night, as a nice restaurant in San Francisco where we were regulars and enjoyed a good rapport with the waiters, kidded with them etc. I told our waiter that I was ready to try escargot---- finally.

Big mistake---- for after waiting for what we thought was too long we asked the waiter if there was a problem. He said----- I'm sorry, but the cook is out back looking for some! GAG!

But I valiantly ate them when the did come and liked them but haven't had them many times since.
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Old 03-15-2014, 06:35 PM   #14
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I did not always keep kosher and in that life I've tasted many disgusting things, BUt snails are just too much even for my imagination, brrrr
Once cooked they aren't flabby and slimy. I've eaten them many times and enjoyed them but only in garlic butter. Really I think it's the garlic butter that I like best.

I have to admit the thought of snail soup reminds me of an old folk recipe for curing a sore throat with slimy snail juice - IIRC the snails were kept in water until they exuded all their slime which then had to be drunk by the sufferer.. I probably won't try the soup
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Old 03-15-2014, 07:27 PM   #15
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Once cooked they aren't flabby and slimy. I've eaten them many times and enjoyed them but only in garlic butter. Really I think it's the garlic butter that I like best.

I have to admit the thought of snail soup reminds me of an old folk recipe for curing a sore throat with slimy snail juice - IIRC the snails were kept in water until they exuded all their slime which then had to be drunk by the sufferer.. I probably won't try the soup
In all honesty, when ever I have had the soup it's really hard to tell the difference between the snails and the mushrooms. But then again, by the time we get our soup in a Gashof, we are normally on our third beer.
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Old 03-16-2014, 09:13 PM   #16
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For the same reason, I do not like some slymi mushrooms

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Old 03-16-2014, 10:41 PM   #17
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I just stomped on several this morning. They were nice and big and juicy from munching on the lettuce in my veggie garden!!? That's as close as I get to snails.
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I thought the same thing
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