My girlfriend Megan Goodmundson was a good sport about cooking the slimy beasties, after trying to marinate them. I tried to find some good and SIMPLE recipes on the internet, but I didn't have much luck. Most of the recipes I found involved putting the snails in a pressure cooker, which we didn't have available, as well as crazy talk about soaking the snails in alum. (Whatever THAT might be!)
Well, we figured we could just skewer the snails and throw them on a grill.
Wrong. So wrong.
I am not sure what shoe leather tastes like, but I am confident those grilled snails tasted pretty close.
This goes to show not every exotic food experiment goes right, not even with a cook as good as Megan Goodmundson.
But without a periodic spectacular failure, success wouldn't be as sweet.