On Tue, 04 Nov 2003 09:31:41 +0200, Henriette Kress
I agree that it is probably a troll- but from the scientific article
in the Medical Journal of Australia
it appears that the slugs that lad ate were infected & that cooking
them would probably have killed the disease. [much like the many
diseases that can be contracted by clams, oysters & scallops- but that
are eliminated by cooking.]
The US National Park Service mentions the edibility of slugs on this
There is a recipe for Slug Fritters at
Don't sign me up for eating slugs though, whether they are cooked or
In our last fun filled episode, Tue, 04 Nov 2003 09:31:41 +0200,
Troll!? I was going to invite the silly bastard ...er..lucky
fellow over to the banquet in my garden and only charge him
a minimal fee. My free range slugs are all organically grown on
the finest and most delicately flavored leaves of lettuce, kale,
and spinach with lovely, fragrant flowers for dessert so that
their flesh is tender and juicy even at the two and three inch
"Maybe you'd like to ask the Wizard for a heart."
"ElissaAnn" < firstname.lastname@example.org>
It's not at all shocking, throughout history and different cultures all
kinds of gross looking bugs, insects and things have been eaten... The
french still eat snails fried in butter with herbs, and out in Thailand
you can buy canned crickets, beatles, ants eggs and even scorpions! The
grosses thing I've heard is people in South America eat whole roasted
tarantulas in their skins... Now that was disgusting. Not to mention
the time I went to a Japanese restaraunt not far from Covent gardens
and they had whole stir fryed baby squid, they looked vile with their
greasy tenticles hanging everywhere and the one person brave (or
foolish) enough to try it was eating them like the inner tube of a car
The notion of eating slugs and worms is rather tame in comparison.
posted via www.GardenBanter.co.uk
Fried squid is so commonly eaten that it isnt considered strange. One item I
eat that I always get a blank stare is conch. I dont think many people know
what lives in those shells that most only see on a Caribbean vacation.
We flew into in Marsh Harbor (where else?) then hopped a ferry to Hope Town,
where we were based. We toddled around visiting the various cays. I recall
Great Guana Cay, where we strolled the "Great Guana Cay Turnpike" (wide
enough for one car or one and one-half golf carts) and visited Nipper's Dock
Bar (open 364.5 days a year) on its cliff overlooking the Atlantic. Did a
bit of snorkeling off Man of War Cay, also some sightseeing, and poking
around in the museum in Coopers Town. We happened to be down there for
Junkanoo and had a thoroughly enjoyable trip.
WOW!! we always rent a cottage on Guana Cay....we know a native there and he
always takes us out fishing and diving to all the good spots
Nippers is always fun..beautiful view....pretty good food..
The native we know, his wife makes some MEAN conch fritters...
Not only the French, either. There is someone here in Australia who
farms the ordinary garden snails and sells them to local restaurants.
She sells all she can grow! Escargot is a popular dish with sophisticated
She feeds the snails on lettuce, etc., to fatten them, then IIRC they spend
a few days on oatmeal to clean them out before going to slaughter. :-)
John Savage (news address invalid; keep news replies in newsgroup)
On Mon, 03 Nov 2003 15:03:16 -0800, Stan J. Lefosi wrote:
I've been wondering if they were edible, a slug should be pretty
indistinguishable from escargot especially when covered with garlic and
butter. People seem to think that this is a troll but I'm wondering if
anyone has tried them.
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