It’s been a very wet spring in Austin. As a result, the snail population has exploded — at least in my garden.
While pulling snails off my vegetables on day recently, I posed the following question: Can you eat garden snails? I was wondering if they could be gathered, or whether they have to be raised under special conditions. Are certain varieties poisonous? Or can all of them be eaten safely.
Jokingly, I sent the article to Andy. However, Andy was intrigued, and this weekend, he and Luke put fennel and lettuce in a jar, punched holes in the lid, and began gathering snails.
They hardly may a dent in the snail population, which we noticed this morning when we sat out on our porch and counted dozens of snails on the yucca. I later found this guy on the cauliflower.
Well, as my friend Barbara says, everything tastes good smothered in butter.