Snails
with groats (oatmeal)

The healing properties of the essential oils have long been known in ancient times, both in medicine and in gastronomy. Their high content of cholesterol-free protein makes them an ideal food that can replace meat during the fasting period and beyond.

A fantastic soup that the modern Greeks avoid, as they avoid its two basic ingredients, snails and oatmeal.

And yet both are very healthy and very nutritious. The Pontians (Black seaGreeks) know this, as do many cavalrymen who continue to eat them, and we may help to preserve and revive popular cooking and wisdom.

Snails with groats (oatmeal)

Equipment

  • 2 deep pots
  • 2 basins
  • 1 cutting surface green
  • 1 vegetable cutting knife
  • 1 strainer
  • 1 grater

Ingredients

  • 2 kg nails
  • ½ cup groats
  • 2 chopped onions
  • 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
  • 3-4 chopped green onions
  • 3 fresh grated tomatoes
  • Chopped mint
  • Finely chopped dill
  • Chopped parsley
  • olive oil
  • salt

Instructions

  • Place the snails in a saucepan and fill it with water.
  • Close the lid tightly and put salt around it, so that the snails do not come out.
  • When they come out of their shell, turn on the stove over low heat and let them boil for about half an hour.
  • Strain and wash very well.
  • In a deep pan put the oatmeal and add boiling water until it is covered.
  • Leave it for 15-20 ́ to inflate and soften. Squeeze it with your hands andit is ready to use.
  • In another pot, pour the oil, the onion, the garlic, and the spring onions and fry them altogether.
  • Add water, snails and all other ingredients except spices.9. Let simmer for 25-30 ́.10. Add the spices and let it boil for a while longer.

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