Garlic Butter Escargot – Snails
My niece is here to stay, an excuse to re-create what has been created many times since our return from France. These are simple to make and even if the taster of your culinary creation does not enjoy the snails – they’d be mad not to! – they can mop up that garlic butter heaven.
250g unsalted butter
1 bulb of garlic cloves plus about 5
1 1/2 large handfuls of parsley, finely chopped
Maldon sea salt or similar, to season
Snails – about 8 per person
A pot of snail shells
Tin of snails
I bought the snail ingredients in Carrefoure supermarket in France before getting the ferry home. I don’t actually know where you can get them in the UK but have read online that Waitrose sell them.
1. Mash up the garlic butter ingredients. I find the easiest way to do this is with washed bare hands, just mushing away until well blended.
2. Take a shell, poke a snail into it and then stuff it with garlic butter.