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We live in Hawaii and their are lots of larger (really big) land snails. I don't know if I can eat one but I was wondering if it can be eaten.

If it can be eaten, how would it be best to prepare them, or what can I pair them with?

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The name of the snail in Hawaii Achatina fulica. It's is edible but must be prepared properly according to Wikipedia. Here's a video on the subject of preparing them linked to in the Wiki article.

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    Interesting. One of the worlds worst invasive species. Almost always a good reason to eat something! – – Jolenealaska Nov 17 '14 at 5:56
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    And there's also the warning in wikipedia : "In the wild, this species often harbors the parasitic nematode Angiostrongylus cantonensis, which can cause a very serious meningitis in humans. Human cases of this meningitis usually result from a person having eaten the raw or undercooked snail, but even handling live wild snails of this species can infect a person with the nematode and thus cause a life-threatening infection." – Joe Nov 17 '14 at 14:24
  • In my country of origin (Cuba) we are always told not to touch those snails with our bare hands... – yms Sep 27 at 10:42

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