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Licked Snails

•Ingredients for 4 persons: 1 Kg. of snails, 150 grs. Slices of bacon, 150 of pork sausage, 100 grs. of cured ham, 2 onions, 5 tomatoes, 4 garlic cloves, olive oil, 20 grs. of flour, a bit of sugar, black pepper and salt.

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•First of all, snails should have been at least one week without eating. Then they have to be cleaned and washed several times. If you buy them frozen the recipe is shorter. If you don’t and they are alive follow this instruccions: When you have them clean have them in a pot with cold water at low fire, they will start showing out of the shell, when they do, turn fire on to top and have them boiling for 10 minutes. Rinse and clean up. Make them boil again in new water and some salt another 10 minutes. Reserve.

•Have olive oil in a casserole, cut the pork sausage and fry.
•When changes its colour into golden, leave aside.
•In the same oil, fry the bacon cut in small pieces,
•When it gets golden, leave aside in the same plate the sausage pork is.
•In the same oil fry the cured ham and leave aside when it’s done.
•In the same oil place the onions and garlic cloves. Slow down the fire and stir until you get…
•This texture and colour.
•Make a sauce out of the tomatoes.
•And pour into the casserole. Stir at medium fire.
•Rinse the snails and have them ready.
•Keep on stirring until tomatoe looses all its water and gets a oily texture
•And changes its colour.

•Add all the meat back and stir for 5 minutes.
•Put the snails into the casserole and stir for another 5 minutes, so that the sauce gets everywhere.

•Add a glass of water and one of these small spicy red peppers.
•Have it all cooking for 45 minutes at low/medium fire.
•Add the flour, the salt, the sugar and the black pepper and stir until you get a thick sauce. They will be done!!
•Now you can eat and lick them!!!
•Warn about the spicy red little pepper!!


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09/27/2007 · 10:59 h by JennDZ - The Leftover Queen

Oh wow! Those look wonderful! The sauce looks so rich and hearty!

02/18/2010 · 23:54 h by Anonymous

what’s the price of snails like where you live? and any suggestions if i’ve never actually had a snail before? this recipe sounds great for beginners!

02/19/2010 · 14:02 h by Núria

Hi Anonymous! The snails price goes from 10 to 15 Euros depending on the snails you choose. The ones in the picture are called bovers and they costed me 14 Euros.

If you never cooked them before, my advise is that you read these posts on different ways to cook them and also a few tricks:

Hope this helps :D

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