Hello Ugo, your request came in right on time as I was about to go prepare some snails when I saw your mail. Yes, there is a very simple method of shelling your large snails without getting the kitchen messy. There is no need to crush the shells with a hammer cos that is a lot of work cleaning the broken pieces from your snails.
Some readers saw our crunchy peppered snail recipe and wanted a step by step snail preparation procedure but then, for no reason, I just couldn't remember the camera when I cooked snails. Sometimes I let the sellers clean my snails but not when a particular seller washes with alum. Snails washed with alum do not really taste natural to me. Thankfully this seller doesn't wash with limes so, the snails were brought home whole.
Cleaning your snails at home is the best. That same bowl of alum water is what snail traders use to wash all snails bought in a day, that's from morning till night. They won't even leave that thick dirty water where buyers can peep, it's either under the table or a bit further where you can't see clearly.
Items For Easy Snail Cleaning: A cleaver or machete A table knife,Limes Will complete this shortly please...