Escargots Recipe: How to Make the Classic French Dish

This Escargots recipe is a classic French dish that is perfect for any special occasion. Follow this easy step-by-step guide to make this delicious and impressive appetizer.

Escargots, or snails, are a classic French dish that is often served as an appetizer. The snails are cooked in garlic butter and white wine and are typically served in their shells with a small fork for easy eating. This dish is easy to make and is sure to impress your guests with its unique flavors and presentation.


  • 24 canned snails
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallots
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • Lemon wedges, for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Drain the snails and rinse them thoroughly under cold water.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the butter, shallots, garlic, parsley, and white wine. Mix until well combined.
  4. Season the butter mixture with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Place a small amount of the butter mixture in the bottom of each snail shell.
  6. Add a snail to each shell and fill the rest of the shell with the butter mixture.
  7. Sprinkle the breadcrumbs on top of the butter mixture.
  8. Place the snail shells in a baking dish and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the butter is melted and the breadcrumbs are golden brown.
  9. Serve the Escargots with lemon wedges.

Tips and Tricks:

  • Use good-quality canned snails for the best flavor.
  • Make sure to rinse the snails thoroughly before using.
  • Use fresh herbs for the best flavor.
  • Serve the Escargots with a crusty baguette for soaking up the garlic butter.


  • Escargot en Croûte: Wrap the snails in puff pastry before baking for a twist on the classic dish.
  • Escargot with Blue Cheese: Add crumbled blue cheese to the butter mixture for a delicious variation.

Escargots are a classic French dish that is easy to make and perfect for any special occasion. The combination of snails, garlic butter, and white wine create a unique and flavorful dish that is sure to impress your guests. Whether you serve them as an appetizer or as a main course, Escargots are a delicious way to experience the flavors of France.

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