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Arnaud's Escargots en Casserole

Ingredients

Snails

  • 36 snails, removed from their shells, rinsed and drained
  • 1 1/8 cups garlic butter (right)
  • 12 ounces fresh or good-quality frozen puff pastry
  • 1 egg, beaten

Garlic Butter

  • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) plus 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup Herbsaint
  • 1/8 cup chopped garlic
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, mix all ingredients at low speed for 5 minutes.
  2. Heat oven to 420 degrees F.
  3. Place each snail in a small pot or ovenproof dish with a 2-inch diameter. Cover each snail with garlic butter.
  4. Roll the puff pastry to 1/8-inch thickness. Using a 2-inch diameter pastry cutter, cut out 36 circles. Cover each snail pot with puff pastry, pressing the edges lightly to seal. Brush the pastry with beaten egg.
  5. Bake for 8 minutes or until the pastry turns golden brown.
  6. Serve immediately.

Yield: 6 servings

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