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Freezing escargot

I've made up some escargot in the usual butter sauce and am serving on baguette slices. Much more than we can eat in one sitting. Can I freeze the remainder (in the butter sauce) ?

asked by bigpan over 4 years ago

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Greenstuff

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added over 4 years ago

Yes, you can. Some of the better places I've lived have had frozen escargot (with the butter and garlic) in the grocery store.

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pierino

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added over 4 years ago

Damn, I love escargots. I've got two tins set aside for Bastille Day.

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Greenstuff

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added over 4 years ago

And here I thought you ate the snails from your garden, pierino! I'd love to do it myself, as the snails in our garden are petits gris, the same species that I gobble up in Provence. But I live in a dense area, and I can't be sure they haven't been exposed to snail poisons in my neighbors' gardens.

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added over 4 years ago

When I lived in San Diego we captured some snails from the public land next door. We isolated them and fed them on corn meal for a week so they'd purge whatever else was inside 'em. Then we cooked them with garlic and parsley and butter and served them over pasta. They were SO good!

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pierino

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added over 4 years ago

Good point ChefJune. If you are going to be a "do-it-yourselfer" you can capture your snails and trap them in a wooden box with a screen mesh so that they can't escape. Cornmeal is good, but so is a diet of lettuce until you are satisfied that the purge is complete.

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