To fry Snails

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The Accomplisht Cook

By Robert May

Published 1660

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Take shell snails in January, February, or, March, when they be closed up, boil them in a skillet of boiling water, and when they be tender boil’d, take them out of the shell with a pin, cleanse them from the slime, flour them, and fry them; being fryed, serve them in a clean dish, with butter, vinegar, fryed parsley, fryed onions, or ellicksander leaves fryed, or served with beaten butter, and juyce of orange, or oyl, vinegar, and slic’t lemon.