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Snails in garlic butter

Recipe from: 8/4/1994 12:00:00 AM
Ingredients 8
Servings 4


  • 125
  • 4
    cloves garlic, crushed
  • 15
    lemon juice
  • 200
    snails, well drained
  • 15
    freshly chopped parsley
  • black pepper and salt to taste
  • 80
    mozzarella cheese, grated (optional)
  • 4
    slices day-old brown bread, crusts removed and cut into fingers


Melt the butter in a small saucepan. Add the garlic and lemon juice and simmer for about 3 minutes. Rinse the snails under cold running water and pat dry with paper towelling. Add to the butter mixture and heat slowly for about 5 minutes. Season with parsley and salt and pepper if necessary. Spoon the mixture into four serving bowls and sprinkle with the cheese if desired Place under the heated oven grill until the cheese just begins to turn brown. Serve with the brown bread fingers. Serves 4.

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