What are escargot? Snails. I remember the first time I ate them with their traditional butter garlic parsley sauce and the tongs to fetch them out of the snails. I had just moved to Germany with husband who was stationed in Germany with the Army. I had never had any snails or escargot before but I always was adventurous and tried them!! I liked them!!
We even bought the boxed kit with the tongs and the snail or escargot shells to prepare our own at home!! You bought the snails in a can, drained them, put one in each shell with the butter garlic parsley sauce in the oven to warm them up.
Recipe links below:
Escargot Bourguignon (traditional)
Video Link from Be the Cook recipe
Several recipes from Cooks.com
Check out this menu from New Orleans with a different twist on escargot preparation.
Check out this column by Peter Hertzmann in 2004 about escargot!! It's definitely worth a read!!
Want to know more about snails from the Wise Geek?
See this link: Wisegeek.com on escargot