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Old 04-18-2006, 09:45 PM   #1
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Escargot

i had escargot in puff pastry. delicious! any recipes? thanks!

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Old 04-18-2006, 11:50 PM   #2
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luvs, was it served in an escargot plate? ya know, a dish with 6 little pockets in it?
i love snails in a pool of garlic butter in one of those plates, each pocket topped with puff pastry.

how was yours served?

also, if you get the chance, try snails in black bean sauce. you peel off the foot pad, and suck them out of the shells which are bathed in a delicious chinese sauce.
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Old 04-18-2006, 11:53 PM   #3
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if u want to get the best quality escargots (snails pour le non francais speakers) make sure they are from taiwan. I read in this french cookbook that the best quality escargots are from taiwan.
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Old 04-19-2006, 12:22 PM   #4
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I have had & have made escargot several ways - all wonderful.

One fancy French restaurant served each snail in individual ceramic cups filled with melted garlic butter.

My favorite way, however, is to buy the very largest white mushrooms I can find & stuff my snails & garlic butter into them. I do blanch the mushrooms first in boiling water for a few minutes before draining & stuffing them. I really dislike raw mushrooms stuffed with anything.

I will also say that many of my cookbooks have recipes using snails in ways much different than the usual appetizer venues. Casseroles, pastas, etc. I haven't tried any of them yet, so can't recommend anything.
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Old 04-19-2006, 05:54 PM   #5
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I can eat almost anything.

Love raw oysters and clams.

Carpaccio is great. And have eaten many forms of raw meat.

But used to live in San Diego and would walk home, oh, 2 AM or so from work, across the lawn (no other place to park).

And each step would crunch two to three escargots.

Would see them on the doorstep in the AM.

Just cannot eat those guys.

A mental thing, sure, but cannot do it.
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Old 04-19-2006, 06:27 PM   #6
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Aunt Dot, I've had greenhouses for years, and I've seen more snails and slugs than you can imagine.
In spite of that, I do love escargo. I had it once at a very fancy french restaurant in Chicago, and again at the New Orleans House in Louisville. Both times it was served in the shell the garlic/butter sauce. I found them delicious...
but perhaps it was the setting.
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Old 04-19-2006, 07:29 PM   #7
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Not crazy for snails but I found a recipe many years ago called Escargot Provencal .
Saute fresh diced tomatoes ,sliced scallions,a good bit of minced fresh garlic,salt & pepper
Cook above in olive oil until just soft and hot
add snails cook till heated thru
Serve with hot crusty french bread you put it on the bread and maybe a nice salad.
I once made this in Texas for a family and told them they were mushrooms they loved it I did tell them what it was after they were done.They got so Punked.And they didn't fire me.
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Old 04-19-2006, 07:33 PM   #8
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I have never tried them. I had the opportunity once a long time ago, but chickened out. The next chance I get though I will try them. I have a feeling I would love them.
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Old 04-19-2006, 07:51 PM   #9
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I've always been the brave soul in our family and discovered escargot many years ago and still love them. I remember going to the Palm Springs Hotel with a group including my two b-i-l and s-i-l on evening. We were all gussied up, the woman had their minks and fancy dresses..Anyway my s-i-l never shut her mouth so she didn't hear me order escargot as an appy, as I was about to eat #4, she took a needed breath, looked up and saw my plate, reached over and speared one I'd removed from it's shell, popped it in her mouth and started to chew. Both my b-i-l had ear to ear grins, she sees this, stops chewing and say's what is this..They both replied, SNAILS!!!! Well by the time she got threw eeeking,ewwwing,screeching every blue haird lady in the place were glaring at her over drink glasses, I thought they were going to toss us out on out ears!!! Now anytime I have escargot, I have to smile remembering our night on the town

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Good one Kades.
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