How to do snail's drooling

Last update: 15/05/2006

Snail's drooling consists in eliminating the maximum of drool before cooking them. That will avoid having more or less greenish trails in the frying pan!

Material necessary:

  • Water
  • Salt
  • Vinegar
  • A bucket
  • Snails
  • A sieve (not obligatory)
  • A brain (it's better!)
Materiel dégorgement escargots

To make them drool, put snails in a bucket out of plastic.
Start by humidifying them so that they "put out their horns".
Put a spoon of salt soup and a spoon with vinegar soup (for 50 snails). Stir up and wait a few minutes.

Normally, you should see them foaming abundantly:

escargots en train de baver
escargots en train de baver
escargots en train de baver
escargots en train de baver

After ten minutes, transfer snails on a sieve to rinse them with a water jet.bave d'escargots sur le tamis

bave agglutinée sous le tamis Caution!!!
After the rinsing, all the foam remains bound under the sieve.
Therefore, if you don't want to hear your wife screaming, avoid doing that on the terrace...

Start again operation 3 or 4 times.

Here are, y' has no more than cooking them according to your taste!