Buttered Crumb Escargot in Wine

Saturday, December 28, 2013
Through the years mom made this a tradition on Christmas eve.

My husband and family love Escargot, I had no idea how easy they were.

I carried the Christmas Eve tradition and added this to one of the many delicious appetizers we have with an all fish menu and no meat.

One change was made, we added some buttered breadcrumbs to the top and they were just the perfect addition to our escargot appetizer!

The wine and butter with cheese is just bursting with flavor and these become addicting for all Escargot lovers

Easy to make in minutes, check out this delicious recipe below, just scroll down to the recipe card to print this off.




this is snails called escargot in a butter wine sauce with cheese and bread crumb topping. One of the appetizers we have on Christmas Eve.




One of the Appetizer for Christmas Eve



Traditions are to only have fish on the eve of Christmas.


We as Catholic, always stuck to that tradition.


We have many appetizers, all being seafood, cheeses, and more appetizers than a meal.


The big meal is on Christmas day.



this is snails called escargot in a butter wine sauce with cheese and bread crumb topping. One of the appetizers we have on Christmas Eve.



Italian Tradition



Typically escargot is French. Mom always made them on Christmas Eve and Dad loved them.


In French cuisine, the snails are typically purged, killed, removed from their shells, and cooked (usually with garlic butter, chicken stock or wine), and then placed back into the shells with the butter and sauce for serving.


The snails are cooked and served in their shells. Mom did that for years then got the ceramic dishes you will find in most specialty shops.


This is how we enjoyed them.


this is snails called escargot in a butter wine sauce with cheese and bread crumb topping. One of the appetizers we have on Christmas Eve.




Fish Eve


We have 7 fishes on Christmas eve and this is one of the appetizers.


Buttery, wine and melted cheese make the escargot a delicious starter for our family.



this is snails called escargot in a butter wine sauce with cheese and bread crumb topping. One of the appetizers we have on Christmas Eve.


The Escargot



These made in special escargot dishes really taste like a mushroom to me.


When mom would make them I had no idea what they really were.


I may not have tried them if I did, but I love them and they are a delicacy to find unless it's a fancy high-class restaurant.


this is snails called escargot in a butter wine sauce with cheese and bread crumb topping. One of the appetizers we have on Christmas Eve.



Buttered Crumb Escargot in Wine Pin for later


this is how to make escargot in butter and wine sauce


The Recipe



If you have never tried escargot, this is the best recipe to start with.


The buttery topped crumbs on top are delectable.


The wine sauce is superb.


These became an addicting new favorite around the holidays.



Don't Forget to Try This Best Christmas Roundup of Recipes HERE





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this is snails called escargot in a butter wine sauce with cheese and bread crumb topping. One of the appetizers we have on Christmas Eve.

Buttered Crumb Escargot in Wine

prep time: 10 mins cook time: 15 mins total time: 25 mins
This is a traditional Christmas Eve appetizer in our Italian household with escargot in butter and wine sauce.

ingredients:

2 cans escargot drained and rinsed
1 stick butter
2 medium cloves garlic
1 tablespoon minced parsley
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
white wine Pinot Grigio or other white wine you prefer
Escargot shells or dishes with round wells to hold the snails

instructions:

Havarti cheese or Muenster cheese
Italian flavored bread crumbs or crushed butter cracker crumbs mixed with a dab of melted butter for the topping
garlic powder

Heat oven to 450 degrees.

In a small saucepan place 2 tablespoons white wine and 1/2 stick butter in it, melt the butter, add the snails and place on low heat and prepare the dish below. In the meantime in a food processor add the other half stick butter, 3 tablespoons white wine,  parsley and garlic, and pulse until smooth.
Put the size of a dime spoonful of butter compound in each well. Place snail on top.

 Cover each snail with a thin piece of cheese. Sprinkle with buttered bread crumbs and a little garlic powder. Pour a little more white wine in the dish not touching the topping (or use chicken broth if you prefer no wine) just to let them keep from drying out.

  Bake in the oven for 7 to 9 minutes until browned and bubbling. Serve with garlic toasts points garlic rolls.


calories
110
fat (grams)
12
sat. fat (grams)
4
protein (grams)
6
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Buttered Crumb Escargot in Wine Pin for later


this is snails called escargot in a butter wine sauce with cheese and bread crumb topping. One of the appetizers we have on Christmas Eve.



Don't Forget to Try This Best Christmas Roundup of Recipes HERE




this is snails called escargot in a butter wine sauce with cheese and bread crumb topping. One of the appetizers we have on Christmas Eve.

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Merry Christmas From The Familia

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Yes, I did make them try to get into the spirit of Christmas. Every year it's the same fight. they hate their costumes but this sure put a smile on everyone face that walks in the door. My Regina is only 8 months old she really can be pretty miserable when she wants to be, she was named after the Once upon a time series Regina and truly can be "The Evil Queen. Catrina is a little over 8 years old now and is as loveable as a cat can be.



Then below is our beloved Fonzo! He is not a happy cat either in his Christmas garb!





I think he was saying he is being humiliated!



Make sure you have one eye open while your sleeping.... hee hee
and you thought I was getting better..



Sometimes she does cooperate but had some
 pretty sarcastic tones!


Update: Catrina Passed away of cancer 09-19-2017


Now for my mad escape no one is looking!
Leave me alone or the penquin gets it!





Recipe Menu Links:

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Italian Antipasto Tray

Sunday, December 22, 2013
An Italian Antipasto salad tray is filled with anything your heart desires and the perfect start to a Christmas Day dinner growing up in an Italian Catholic household.


This delicious salad platter is always the best appetizer and starter before a big holiday meal.


Check out the many variations you build your wooden board or salad tray with below in my recipe list.


Underneath are fancy greens but you can use any kind of lettuce you prefer although our favorite is romaine and arugula mixed.


Top the lettuce with the best grade of meats and cheeses fruits, nuts vegetables, and many more of my listed suggestions.


Add some homemade Italian dressing, garlic bread, and a bottle of Chianti, Merry Christmas.


this is a large tray filled with fruits, nuts, meats, vegetables drizzled with Italian homemade dressing for Christmas day appetizer



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Eggnog Bread Pudding Recipe

Thursday, December 19, 2013
The perfect Christmas morning breakfast casserole. Festive, full of holiday flavor and easy to whip up! Eggnog bread pudding can be the best start of your day!


3 eggs beaten
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
dash nutmeg
3 1/2 cups eggnog
4 cups torn bread cubes
2 tablespoons melted butter
cooking oil spray
sugar

In a medium size bowl, beat the eggs, vanilla, add the eggnog, cinnamon and nutmeg blend all together. In a casserole dish, place melted butter in bottom of the baking dish. Add the bread cubes. Pour the eggnog mixture over the bread and stir.
Sprinkle the top with sugar and more cinnamon.
Bake on 400 degree hot oven until the top is browned and pudding is cooked, around 40 minutes. Serve with whipped cream or a dusting of powdered sugar.

+claudia lamascolo  Author
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Melting Snowman Cookie Recipe

Monday, December 16, 2013
Living in Florida it's always warm, even when it gets cold it's nothing compared to my Upstate New York days. Here is a cute little cookie to make that's fun for the kids and festive for the Christmas cookie tray, delicious too!



1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups flour
powdered sugar
water

1 bag candy bells shaped filled with peanut butter or miniature peanut butter cups sliced in half.
whip licorice cut into tiny pieces dipped in orange frosting or just use a writing tip with stiff frosting and pipe the nose.
miniature chocolate chips for eye
Preheat to 350 degrees
In a large mixing bowl cream the shortening, sugars, peanut butter until smooth. Add all the rest of the ingredients to form a ball.
Roll into one inch balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet or lined with parchment paper and bake 9 minutes or just until the sides are firm.
Cool.
Make frosting thin using powdered sugar and water until it make the right consistency.
Spread the cookies. Add the hat and nose.
+claudia lamascolo  Author
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Grandma's Rum Eggnog Cookie Recipe

Sunday, December 15, 2013
The aroma baking these alone is hard to resist waiting until they are cooled off to eat. A very nice addition to the Christmas cookie tray or just because your wanting to bake something new and different today! These are not overly sweet and just a hint of rum makes them super special for the adults. Leave it out and add milk for the kids or better yet separate the dough to make both of you happy! Happy Baking with cinnamon spice and everything nice!





1 cup brown sugar
1 stick butter (1/2 cup)
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup eggnog
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg and cinnamon each
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons dark rum or rum flavoring
1 cup chocolate chips or raisins if you prefer
Optional: 1/2 cup chopped nuts of any kind
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg

In a large mixing bowl cream the sugar and butter together. Add the egg, vanilla, baking powder, baking soda,  salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and rum. Stir in the flour then fold in the chocolate chips and nuts if using.
Roll dough in small balls. Place on parchment lined cookie sheets.  Bake at 375 degrees until light brown around 12 to 15 minutes depending how big you shape them. Cool completely, drizzle with frosting.

Frosting:
2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon rum or rum flavoring (optional)

2 or 3 tablespoons of heavy cream or eggnog or more to reach desired consistency.

Blend until smooth drizzle over cooled cookies.

+claudia lamascolo  Author
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Red Velvet Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Saturday, December 14, 2013
Red Velvet just seemed so appropriate for the Christmas tray this season. I not only love these cookies but the name is even comforting in cooler months. I just thought it was time to make a new one this year and this is it. I had the recipe tucked away and this must make cookie was on my list and now finally made their debut this year! Glad I finally made them ... a great addition!





Red Velvet Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2 teaspoons white vinegar
3 cups flour
2/3 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons red food coloring
1 cup chocolate chips

1 bag white chocolate melts ( I used Wiltons for garnish) or use white chocolate chips 4 or 5 on each one

Red and Green mixed non pareils

 This is the first important step here not to miss, cream the sugars along with the butter in a heavy duty mixer. Whip for around 4 minutes.  Add the eggs, vanilla, red food coloring, vinegar and mix for around 1 minute. Add all the dry ingredients except chips, blend in the heavy duty mixer just until all combined. Fold in chocolate chips.

Bake at 375 degree preheated oven(12 to 15 minutes) on parchment paper dropping by spoonfuls at least 2 inches apart. Immediately top with white disc chocolate melts, let them sit on the centers of the hot cookies, spread when melted garnish with colored non pareils. You can melt the chocolate candy first if you prefer then frost. Either way works fine.

+claudia lamascolo  Author
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Chocolate Nutella Surprise Cookies

Thursday, December 12, 2013
These Chocolate Nutella Surprise Cookies are a Nutella lover's dream cookie!


A delicious chocolate cookie with a creamy surprise in the center when you bite into this cookie.


Buttery flavored tender chocolaty cookies bursting with the best surprise inside that becomes addicting after that first taste and so easy to make.


The cookies take a little time to mold but so worth it.


I was so surprised when I first bit into one of these and found this delicious creamy center.


Scroll down to my printable recipe card to get the recipe.


nutella filled cookies


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Italian Variety Cookie Dough

Sunday, December 8, 2013
This is the only recipe you will ever need to make an assortment of delicious cookies. This one dough does it all with some creative additions and imagination to your favorites!


this is an italian cookie dough to make all kinds of wedding tray cookies for an Italian wedding. It one dough and versatile


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