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2/23/2017 5:55:53 PM
Posted: 2/19/2012 8:46:39 AM EST
Link Posted: 2/19/2012 8:54:31 AM EST
A friend of mine talked me into trying Escargot once.

Damn if it wasn't pretty good. The Garlic, butter, more garlic, more butter and toasted french bread really makes it.
Link Posted: 2/19/2012 9:05:26 AM EST
Eating bugs,,,






hell, you''ll be demanding the wife cease shaving her legs and surrendering to the Germans next...
Link Posted: 2/19/2012 9:35:51 AM EST
I had escargot at a dinner party once. The embarrassing part was that I had an antennae stuck in my teeth the rest of the night and didn't realize it.
Link Posted: 2/19/2012 9:37:19 AM EST
Originally Posted By douglasmorris99:
Eating bugs,,,






hell, you''ll be demanding the wife cease shaving her legs and surrendering to the Germans next...



He is "the Germans."
Link Posted: 2/19/2012 9:40:53 AM EST
Link Posted: 2/19/2012 9:51:46 AM EST
I'd try it.
Link Posted: 2/19/2012 9:59:18 AM EST
That looks great! I was a bit nervous when I first tried escargot, but it tastes awesome!
Link Posted: 2/19/2012 10:04:22 AM EST
Originally Posted By Zhukov:

Originally Posted By DV8:
Originally Posted By douglasmorris99:

hell, you''ll be demanding the wife cease shaving her legs and surrendering to the Germans next...

He is "the Germans."

Yup. She surrendered long ago.


You used chemical warfare didn't you.
Link Posted: 2/19/2012 10:05:59 AM EST
Link Posted: 2/19/2012 10:10:53 AM EST
I love escargot. To be honest though, I'd probably love anything served on French bread and slathered in garlic and herb butter.
Link Posted: 2/19/2012 10:12:09 AM EST
Love them.....it's been a while though.
Link Posted: 2/19/2012 10:12:25 AM EST
Link Posted: 2/19/2012 11:23:02 AM EST
Link Posted: 2/19/2012 11:53:14 AM EST
Those look fantastic!

I was introduced to them at a little out of the way Gasthaus in Germany, right near the monastery where I got married the first time (Himmerod, in the Eifel).

Those were without a doubt, the best I have ever had. Yours look, and the ingredients make them sound like they would be nearly identical.

Bon Appetit!
Link Posted: 2/20/2012 7:09:16 PM EST
Well done sir, well done.
Link Posted: 2/21/2012 7:53:09 AM EST
Never had them, or actually seen them before now. They look really good.
Link Posted: 2/22/2012 1:31:09 PM EST
Used to go to a little bar in Iowa with my dad that served them, raised them in the basement or so the stories went, and i loved them i was only 8 or 9 and kept going and getting them till the owners changed 10 years later
Link Posted: 2/27/2012 5:34:58 PM EST
I love escargot.
Link Posted: 2/27/2012 6:26:52 PM EST
hmmm

sehr lecker


I love those - nice job

Link Posted: 2/27/2012 6:32:36 PM EST
A suggestion to all those who haven't made their own before....

... get the small ones. The large ones aren't as good, and can have grit in them.


Link Posted: 2/28/2012 5:57:22 AM EST
Link Posted: 3/1/2012 2:42:10 PM EST
Geez, Z, that looks like a dish we used to use in the 70's. Haven't seen one of those "rustic" looking ones in years. Bet it was good.
Link Posted: 3/1/2012 2:49:06 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/1/2012 2:49:51 PM EST by Zhukov]
Link Posted: 3/3/2012 5:21:52 PM EST
Originally Posted By Zhukov:
I haven't had escargot in a while, so I picked up a can of snails at a local deli yesterday. French snails were 2.5 times more expensive than the same can of Indonesian snails, and I don't think I could taste a difference. I baked them with garlic/herb butter and topped them with fresh-grated parmesan, served with toasted French bread. Yum.

http://www.ar15.com/media/viewFile.html?i=37342


A. Can. Of. Snails?

WTF?

You just pick fresh ones out of your garden.

It's like caling Chicken of the Sea sushi or sashimi.
Link Posted: 3/3/2012 5:48:17 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/6/2012 4:16:04 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/6/2012 4:16:50 AM EST by forker]
Originally Posted By Zhukov:

Originally Posted By forker:

A. Can. Of. Snails?

WTF?

You just pick fresh ones out of your garden.

It's like caling Chicken of the Sea sushi or sashimi.

You know you can't just pick up snails and cook them up without some serious prep work, right?


You can pop 'em right in your mouth and crunch away, if you want. They can be gritty if you do it this way. Better is to keep 'em a bit and feed them something aromatic, but canned? No.

Link Posted: 3/6/2012 6:56:46 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/6/2012 6:57:14 AM EST by Zhukov]
Link Posted: 3/6/2012 7:00:50 AM EST
Good shit.

I wouldn't know how to make it myself, but the one time I had it at a fancy restaurant it was really good.
Link Posted: 3/6/2012 7:24:49 AM EST
Originally Posted By Zhukov:

Originally Posted By forker:
Originally Posted By Zhukov:

You know you can't just pick up snails and cook them up without some serious prep work, right?

You can pop 'em right in your mouth and crunch away, if you want. They can be gritty if you do it this way. Better is to keep 'em a bit and feed them something aromatic, but canned? No.

"Snails, whether natural or cultivated, require a purging step before they can be safely eaten. If left "free-range” the snails may eat vegetation that is poisonous to man, so they must be starved for several days and then fed one to two weeks on innocuous vegetation such as lettuce. Then they still require intensive washing, cooking, and gut removal."


Well I pull 'em out of my garden, so I know what they've been eating. I gut my fish, too. I do not consider that serious prep work. Of course, you can get as OCD about all this as you can about anything. The point I'd hoped to get across is that it's not necessary to do so. Indeed, it can be counterproductive. YMMV, of course.

Link Posted: 3/6/2012 7:29:04 AM EST
Link Posted: 3/6/2012 12:17:18 PM EST
have always wondered about how they are out of the can
now that i think about it the couple of times I have had it
it probably came out of a can anyways...
Link Posted: 3/22/2012 1:05:31 AM EST
I made some for a pot luck one time, 3 cans, a dozen scrambled eggs with shredded cheese, all mixed in to one. This was a college party too, and I barely got the chance to eat any. I cooked them in lemon juice though, garlic butter and herbs is better.
Link Posted: 3/22/2012 2:13:56 AM EST
Did you see that S car go?
Link Posted: 3/25/2012 11:08:19 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/29/2012 2:14:59 AM EST
In the US all I have ever seen are those large snails. I think the smaller ones that you find more often in restaurants aren't quite as earthy tasting and are much better.
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