May 24 is...
National Escargot Day
- Snails have been around as food since prehistoric times.
- Snails are high in protein and low in fat.
- Snails are a good source of Potassium, Vitamin E, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Copper & Selenium.
Delicious Escargot Dishes (Recipes)
The most common way we see escargot prepared in the U.S. are as appetizers. The snails are removed from their shells and cooked in butter (usually with lots of garlic). They are then placed back in their shells, or placed in special escargot dishes, and served with the garlic butter and crusty bread for dipping.
If you have never been a fan of snails, take a chance on National Escargot Day. Be brave. You just may like what you taste!