This is a set of six wonderful Escargot (Snail) Cooking and Serving Dishes. Dating from the 1970's these plates have been glazed individually, so each one varies slightly from the others in colour and intensity. Some are more 'caramel' then others, whose colours verge on 'ochre/golden yellow'. They have 'dipped' brown glazed handles.
Each one has twelve 'wells' to hold the cooked snails in place.
The perfect 'Oven to Table' dish, allowing you to cook and serve from the same dish, without needing to transfer the snails, keeping all the flavour of the cooking juices and giving you beautiful presentation at the same time.
You could use them to serve Canapés/Nibbles at dinner parties or as a 'Designer Egg Tray' as the 'wells' are the perfect size to store Eggs!
They all have 'Made in France, Modèle Déposé' stamped into the undersides.
Each Dish measures: 18cms / 7" diameter (24cms /9½" to the handles)
They are heavy and weigh a chunky 900gms (2lbs) each!
Snails are traditionally served in a Rich Garlic Butter - Here is an example recipe if you'd like to try cooking this French Classic Cuisine at home:
ESCARGOTS À LA BOURGUIGNONNE (SNAILS IN GARLIC–HERB BUTTER)
Ingredients: 16 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened, 1⁄4 cup (minced) ﬂat-leaf parsley, 1 tbsp. white wine, 1 tsp. cognac or French brandy, 3 cloves garlic (minced), 1 shallot (minced), salt, freshly ground black pepper, and nutmeg, to taste.
In a bowl, whisk together butter, parsley, wine, cognac, garlic, and shallots with a fork. Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight to let the ﬂavours meld.
Heat oven to 400°. Spoon about 1⁄2 tsp. of butter mixture into each snail shell. Push a snail into each shell; ﬁll shells with remaining butter mixture. Cover bottom of a 9" x 13" baking pan with a layer of rock salt. Arrange snail shells butter side up on bed of salt and bake until butter sizzles, 10–12 minutes. Serve the snails into the dishes, accompanied with bread to soak up the butter.
They are all in great condition, there is one tiny 'nick' in the glaze of one dish.
They all have a slightly 'rough' texture and some 'hairline crackling' to the glazes, which is normal for the age of these dishes, and in no way detracts from the functionality or beauty of them............et voilà!....................
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