6 tb Lard
3 oz Raw country ham
10 Shallots
Fresh white breadcrumbs 1/4 c Dry white bordeaux
Chicken stock Salt and pepper Bouquet garni 100 Petits-gris snails
Preparation time 1 hour. Cooking time 1 hour. Melt the lard in a saute pan and brown the ham and chopped shallots; add a small amount of breadcrumbs soaked in the wine. Moisten with stock and season with salt and pepper. Add the bouquet garni and cook for 20 minutes. Add the starved and well-washed snails. Cook over a low heat for 40 minutes, turning often. Red wines: Bordeaux from the Cotes de bourg or Blaye, Blayais or Premieres Cotes de Blaye. [From "Larousse Traditional French Cooking."]