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       Title: Snail Fritters / Beignets D'escargots
  Categories: Appetizers, French
       Yield: 8 servings
       1 x  Canned or cooked snails             2 tb Olive oil
       1 x  Oil for frying                      1 x  Salt and pepper
       1 x  Parsley sprigs to garnish           1 tb Olive oil
       2 ea Eggs, separated                     1 x  Herbs
   1 1/2 c  Flour                          
   Preparation time 1 hour 35 minutes including marinating.  Cooking time
   8 minutes.
      60 Burgundy snails
     100 petits-gris snails (canned or freshly cooked)
       2 eggs, separated
   1 1/2 cups flour
       2 Tbsp olive oil
       1 Tbsp olive oil
   First make the batter.  Mix the egg yolks with the flour and olive
   oil.  Add a little warm water to give a smooth, creamy consistency.
   Season and leave to stand.  Just before using, gently fold in the
   stiffly beaten egg whites.
   Drain the snails and marinade for 1 hour in the olive oil and chopped
   herbs (parsley, tarragon, chives, and chervil).
   Drop the snails into the batter by the handful, then remove them one
   by one and drop into the hot frying oil (2 at a time in the case of
   petits-gris); fry until golden brown, then drain on paper towels.
   Serve garnished with fried parsley.
   White wines:  Cassis, Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence, Saint-Joseph.
   [From “Larousse Traditional French Cooking.”]
   Note:  I can't figure out how you can marinade 100 snails with only 1
   tablespoon of olive oil.  -  mkm