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A snails life on Bastille Day February 18, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — panthergirl @ 11:58 pm
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For reasons that my brain has forgotten, Lizzie celebrated Bastille Day last year. Tough day for snails.

First they are humiliated by being thrown in the ring for what I'm sure is a totally enthralling race. You can see they don't have a clue where they're supposed to be going. Plus having a toothpick and blutak stuck to your shell must be disorienting.

But there can only be one winner. Well, unless there's another one on the other side of the circle we can't see.

Not that he's really a winner because he heads off to the pan now. Hang on girls, not yet!

A bit of a scrub and they look like lovely little sea shells

The final step. It looks a bit oily to me. Definitely need some bread to soak that up.

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12 Responses to “A snails life on Bastille Day”

  1. Emjay Says:

    I don't think you eat the normal garden variety snails. I like the photo of the girls about to chow down (ha ha).

  2. cat Says:

    sigh – I know you don't eat the garden snails emjay – I was just pretending for the sake of the story!!

  3. Emjay Says:

    Oh! Well I'm never really sure …… country people do some weird things!! πŸ˜‰

  4. Patricia Says:

    I do love escargot!!!! YUM! Great pix, btw! πŸ™‚

  5. cat Says:

    lol – yes, I'll be out in the garden later rounding some up for dinner.

  6. cat Says:

    I've never tried them (it). Never had the opportunity.

  7. Waterbaby Says:

    They're overrated. The snail flavor is rather uninteresting, bland; it's primarily the butter that lends the flavor (and their "prestige" in people's minds).

  8. Candy Sparks Says:

    so how do snails taste ?


  9. cat Says:

    well there is certainly a good slab of butter in that pan.

  10. Waterbaby Says:

    I would like to see how popular snails would remain if they were served perfectly plain. Steamed slightly. No more. I'd lay money the snobbery around eating snails would cease immediately.

  11. Patricia Says:

    Butter makes everything taste better!! πŸ™‚

  12. cat Says:

    lol – or a deep fryer. Everything tastes good deep fried.

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