Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Today is National Escargot Day

Today May 24th, is National Escargot Day!!! Yippee lets hear it for snails!!!
Escargot is a tasty appetizer made from cooked snails that has been consumed by humans for centuries.

Escargot can be considered a healthy food because snails are high in protein and very low in fat. However, not all species of snails are edible and the taste of the snails vary among species.

To cook escargot, the snails are removed from their shells, gutted, and cooked with garlic butter. Once cooked, they are then poured back into the shells to be served. Did you know that the French consume 40,000 metric tons of snails annually?

Let's face it people it is never going to replace scrapple.

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