Snack Platter Catering – Part 16 – Deep-Fried Snails / Deep-Fried Escargot – Heaven on Earth!!!

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Snack Platter Catering - Part 16 - Deep-Fried Snails / Deep-Fried Escargot - Heaven on Earth!!!
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Recipe type: Finger Foods, Snack Foods, Cocktail Snacks, Entre's
Cuisine: French
Serves: 40
 
Deep-fried escargot / snails wrapped in bacon are quick and easy to make in large quantities and will lend that touch of class to your party.
Ingredients
  • 10 Rashers streaky bacon
  • 40 Snails / escargot
  • ¾ Cup cornflour
  • 1 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 Eggs, lightly beaten
  • 40 Toothpicks
Instructions
  1. Drain the snails in a colander and rinse them thoroughly under running water.
  2. Transfer the snails to a dish towel and pat them dry.
  3. Stack the rashers of bacon and cut them in half across the grain. Cut the 2 stacks in half along the length.
  4. To make up the skewers, wrap a single snail in a piece of bacon, then drive a toothpick through the parcel. Continue with this until all of the skewers are complete.
  5. For the coating measure out the cornflour, all-purpose flour and lightly beat the eggs in a tumbler.
  6. Dust a large platter with a little of the all-purpose flour to prevent the skewers from sticking to the plate while they set.
  7. To coat the skewers, dredge a skewer in the cornflour to get a good coating. Dip the skewer in the egg making sure to wet all of the cornflour.
  8. Dredge the skewer in the all-purpose flour to get a good solid coating, then transfer the skewer to the platter to set.
  9. Allow the coating to set for 20 minutes.
  10. To fry the skewers, half fill a large frying pan with oil and heat this to 180c or 350f. Carefully drop the skewers into the oil and fry them for 3 minutes, stirring gently halfway through.
  11. Depending on the quantity of snails you're frying and the size of your pan, you may have to fry multiple batches.
  12. Use a slotted spoon to remove the skewers from the oil and drain them on kitchen paper.
  13. Transfer the snails to communal platters or single serving plates and serve immediately.

 

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