Wild Burgundy Snails, a timeless French delicacy, are finally available to gourmands in the United States. Their manufacturer, Henri Marie, has been satisfying the most discriminating palates in France since 1938. Served in the world's finest French restaurants, these are the escargot reserved for dignitaries, movie stars and the like.
As with all gastronomic delicacies, escargots exhibit varying levels of quality. Henri Marie's snails maintain an unwavering reputation for incomparable products. Their formula is quite simple. They begin with authentic Burgundy snails (Hélix Pomatia Linne), found only in the wild in southeastern France. They are then hand-sorted by size, washed, and cooked in an aromatic bouillon according to the same ancestral standards used in 1894.
There are 116 types of edible snails, and the Helix Pomatia Linne is the unanimously proclaimed #1 in terms of flavor and texture. Nicknamed the "Land Lobster", it exhibits a similar texture to lobster, with an earthier flavor. These escargots are 100% natural, 100% organic, low-carb (Atkin's friendly) and have very high nutritive levels. This tin of "Petit" size escargot contains 48 snails. They are the perfect size for cooking into a soup or aspic.
Customer Review: The Kids Actually Liked These
I got some of these for a graduation last June. It was a bit of a lark but what the heck. As it turned out the kids loved them. Can't say the same for the adults. Snails you say!
Customer Review: Snails 'n' Schrooms
When I was in catering one of the most extravagant appetizers we served, at all of the best parties were crimini mushrooms stuffed with escargots, parsley, garlic, serrano ham, butter and bread crumbs made from sour dough bread.
Now, with these Burgundy escargots available tinned and cooked,this recipe tastes even better. I served them recently at Easter with a huge bottle of Schramsburg Rose' Champagne and my family flipped: in food goodness ecstasy, that is.
I've also used this product in empanadas with red onions, garlic and manchego cheese.
Yes, I know they are snails but these are the Rolls Royce of snails: not your garden variety type...as it were.