After I collected all of the snails and threw them far away from the garden I realised that people actually eat these critters! So I took a pot and went back into the tall grass and started collecting the Roman Snails intending to make dinner with them tonight. This is also a Nettle season so I planned to make a Escargot Nettle Soup :) I looked up on the net how to prepare the snails so to get rid of the snail slime and found one good web page in Croatian.
|Collecting snails in this pesticide free environment|
|Boiling the snails in salty water with some apple vinegar to get rid of the slime|
I boiled them for 50 minutes
|After the boiling I pulled the snails out of their shells with a fork and cut off the intestines,|
head and the end of the tail. The dish to the right is the final product (not much).
|Cleaned snail meet. Mostly the foot muscle.|
|Gathered Nettles and washed them. Cut 2 Onions and some Garlic too.|
|I fried the snails and onions in olive oil and butter, seasoned with salt and Thyme.|