Cool Shell! How do you get the Snail out?

June 30, 2010

One of our favorite things to do in Florida each day was to comb the beaches for the beautiful shells.  When the tide would go out you could really score some finds!

So we started finding these conch shells but there were these snails living in them and no matter how hard we pulled, we couldn’t get them out.  So what do you do?

Step 1: Google how to get a snail out of a conch.

Step 2: Boil the shells for about 3 minutes

Step 3: Being careful not to burn yourself on the hot shell, pop the snail out of the shell.

Step 4: Oooh and Ahhh over the amazingly nasty creature. Eat them if you want to.

Step 5: Reboil the shell to get it good and clean. Enjoy the shells!


Of course I must show you another sunset. You can never get tired of a beach sunset!



16 responses to Cool Shell! How do you get the Snail out?

  1. Ok, who ate the snails? Who tried a small taste? Who refused all together?

  2. Nope, no one had the nerve to taste it. We all refused. Too bad you weren’t there…I think you would have tried it! :)

  3. I am sure they would have tasted like chicken!!!

  4. I do want to take the snail out of the shell but not that kind of sail

  5. This actually works!! We did it in Marco and it easily came out.

    • yes it does work, I just did it at the condo in Marco also. As for eating them, why not, Conch chowder, Conch Fritters etc. or you could think of them as really big escargo!

  6. I offered my nephew 5 bucks to eat it. He said he would if I ate half. I had about three fourths of it and then he tried the white end. He spit it out, but I gave him the 5 for trying!

  7. I hope the snail tasted good. Just like poachers love the taste of tiger after skinning it for a rug. Just saying.

  8. I have found lettered snail shells! Tried this and was easy for most but some were really stuck in there!! I’m boiling again n well c if can get rest out!!

  9. Frickin A bud!

  10. I hope you’re aware this this is unethical, and also illegal.

  11. I agree with Andrea. Who would do this to a living animal for a trophy? Sick people…

  12. Oh my GOSH. “Lady,” if you’re not a vegan, or at least vegetarian, you’re comment is pure hipocracy. Even if you are vegetarian, it’s still hypocritical to criticize the snail boiling, if you ever kill ants, spiders, aphids, wasps, or anything else.

  13. It worked really well, even though it was very disturbing it came out very easily

  14. Do they smell bad when you boil them?