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How to Cook Escargots Quickly

New Year’s Eve is one of the days we will definitely eat escargot!

Many people feel that escargot is a daunting dish not only to make, but to get over the fact that they’re eating snails.

These aren’t your typical garden snail. They are specially raised specifically for this purpose and they are absolutely delicious.

When I was a young child and my parents would take us out to eat at a fancy restaurant, they would let me order for myself. Even at the age of 3, I would order 2 orders of escargot. The waiter would look at my parents to make sure I was for real. They always had a look of shock I didn’t order the chicken fingers that weren’t on the menu for children. LOL

Here’s how to make them in our family’s favorite way.

Type: Seafood Recipe
Serve With: Crusty garlic bread or stuffed in mushroom caps
Prep Time: 8 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Yield: Serves 4


  • 1 can of escargots
  • 1 large clove garlic – finely minced
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley – chopped
  • splash white wine or champagne
  • lemon wedges – to serve


  1. In a small sauce pot, melt butter and heat with finely minced garlic until garlic (& finely sliced mushrooms if desired) is soft.
  2. Add rinsed escargots and add to butter mixture and allow to simmer for another 5 minutes.
  3. Serve with lemon wedges and crusty bread or stuffed in mushroom caps (topped with melted cheese done in a broiler, if desired).

We actually had a treat tonight. My mother baked zweiback buns – homemade German buns – and we served the escargots on them toasted rubbed with fresh garlic! Mmm…


I hope you enjoy this French Recipe on Cooking with Kimberly! Until next time…

Eat Deliciously & Happy New Year!

Kimberly Edwards 🙂

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Author: Kimberly Turner

Kimberly Turner is the web-chef behind CookingWithKimberly.com. Food writer, food consultant and general lover of the delicious treats on our planet, Kimberly brings you hearty content, delicious offerings, fun antics, and some down-home cooked love with her mom making cameos. Internet entrepreneur and marketer, International model, and Editor-in-Chief of a number of online publications. Be a Champion in Your Kitchen & Eat Deliciously!

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