HOW TO EAT SNAILS IN BOURGOGNE CORRECTLY?
Escargots de Bourgogne is a type of hot escargot, a famous French delicacy. This dish is popular in Europe.
It is rather difficult to cook at home, so people order it in restaurants or buy it semi-ready.
This delicacy is exotic for our country, however, it is included in the menus of the restaurants and can be found in many luxury supermarkets. In this case, the product is cooked in the oven for 10 minutes.
This appetizer is “Escargo in Burgundy” in the name of after the former region in the South of France, Burgundy.
The dish is a gentle snail meat, served in the shell with a creamy sauce. The taste is emphasized with an addition of the following:
- black pepper;
- dry white wine.
This dish in served as an independent hot snack, as it does not serve vegetables or side dish, and goes well with chilled white dry wine.
Prior to going to the restaurant to try this dish, it is necessary to know the basic rules on how to eat this delicacy.
Snails are served in plates with holes used for the stability of the shells. There are from 12 to 24 grooves in the escargot pan. The dish is served with forceps and a long fork with two calves. In order to eat meat, the shell is taken with forceps and meat is removed with the help of a fork. The fillet is small, so it is eaten at once and the rest of the sauce is used with fresh white baguette.
In case you cook it yourself, prepare devices for the dish or use other appliencies. For example, toothpick can be used instead of the fork.
Interesting fact! Snails are allowed to be consumed during the fasting days, since they are rich in proteins. Snails’ meat contains more protein than chicken. 100 grams of meat contains 90 calories, so it is dietary. The fillet contains essential fatty acids, calcium, iron, selenium, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamins A, E, K and B12. There is only 2.5 g of fat, so it is free from cholesterol.
If you find Scargo in Burgundy on the restaurant menu, in the supermarket or on online, be sure to try this unusual and healthy dish. Moreover, the price of it is quite acceptable in Ukraine, because snails for the preparation are grown at our farms