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!


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.



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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.



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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 Chablis or Pinot Grigio
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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