What is with this week having food I don’t like!  My three children LOVE Escargot; they obviously get that from their dad.  Not a big fan of snails, although I do like the garlic-butter sauce that is made with them! YUM!!

escargot

Escargot is the French word for snail.  Escargot is a French appetizer made with land snails, garlic, butter and wine.  Not all land snails are edible, so don’t go thinking you can grab some out the backyard and cook ’em up. There is also a specific way of preparing them for days ahead of time before cooking.  So, if you are in the mood, it’s probably best to order them in a restaurant.

In Ancient Rome, snails were so popular, that there were snail farms to meet the demand .  Even now, snails are a huge industry in England, France, and other European countries.

Escargot are high in protein and low in fat, only if you disregard the butter. 😉

 

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