Fried Field Snails with Oyster Sauce Recipe

Fried Field Snails with Oyster Sauce Recipe

(Taiwanese Recipe)

Ingredients: Serves 2-3

375g field snails

1 tablespoons oyster sauce

cup basil leaves

4 slices of ginger

3 pips of garlic, peeled

1 scallion

1 red chili

Dash of Chinese cooking wine


1 teaspoon wine

teaspoon sugar

teaspoon sesame oil

a pinch of salt


Remove the rough flesh of field snails and clean.  Soak them in salt water to rid of sand.  Change water frequently.  Soak them about 4-5 hours.  Then wash and drain.  Cut scallion in 3cm length.  Slice garlic and red chili.  Discard the rough stem of basil leaves and wash them for preparation.  Fry briefly sliced ginger, garlic and chili first with 2 tablespoons oil.  Put field snails in and stir.  Pour oyster sauce in and add seasonings, scallion and basil leaves to fry a moment.  Pour a dash of cooking wine just before removing onto a plate and serve.

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