Escargot Galore

We love a good escargot and, apparently, so do the people of Frankfurt. Perhaps it is because we have come across several French Bistros, but they can be found in traditional German restaurants as well. More correctly, you will find snails on the menus, whether it is French or German. We have been here for almost four weeks now and already have had snails at least four times. There is nothing like dipping bread into the garlic butter that the snails are usually cooked in, decadently delicious.

Escargot at a French Bistro

Escargot at a French Bistro

Cheese Covered Snails

Cheese Covered Snails

Twice we had snails covered in cheese. One was covered with a mozzarella-like cheese and the cheese was gooey and sumptuous. The second was covered with a Gruyère type cheese, which also extremely good as well, but we are not sure that snails, oil, butter, and herbs really need to be enhanced by cheese. We suppose those that say cheese always make things better would probably disagree. Who knows, we will probably find deep-fried snails covered in cheese at some point, why stop with just cheese 😁.

Classic Escargot in Heidelberg

Classic Escargot in Heidelberg

Gruyere Covered Snails

Gruyere Covered Snails

It is certainly not the healthiest of choices, but it is hard not to have escargot when we find them on the menu. Some people are turned off by the thought of snails, but we are firm believers in trying new and different foods. We had our children try escargot when they were young without telling them what they were eating and they all really enjoyed it. We even tried a local delicacy, that might roll some eyes, over the weekend, but we will save that for another post.

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4 Responses to Escargot Galore

  1. I pick the snails out of my paella. My stomach is too delicate for them…so more for you! 😉

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  2. Bea dM says:

    Who knows, I might actually enjoy them with cheese. The super strong smell of garlic in French snails turns me off completely, so I have no idea what their texture and taste are really like!

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