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Snails in garlic butter

John Driscoll


  • 4 oz (112 grm). softened butter
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml). chopped parsley
  • 3 cloves of fresh minced garlic
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml). white wine or champagne
  • 1 dozen snails and shells
  • Cream butter.
  • Add all ingredients, except snails, mix until well blended.
  • Put a bit of butter mixture in each shell then add snail.
  • Cover snail with dollop of butter mixture.
  • Bake at 350 degrees (175 C.) for about 10 min until bubbly and begining to brown.
  • Makes one dozen.
  • Serve with plenty of French bread to sop up the butter!
I'm not a purist when it comes to fixing these. It's actually much easier to use specially made ceramic escargot plates that have indentations for snails and butter. Not as charming as the shells but a lot easier to clean-up.

I love these critters. Did you know that one of the snail's favorite foods is artichokes? Almost a complete meal!