Escargots En Cercueils ( Snails in Puff Pastr

Ready in 1h

Try this Escargots En Cercueils ( Snails in Puff Pastr recipe, or contribute your own.


1/2 c Chardonnay or dry white wine
Freshly grated nutmeg
1 Medium onion; minced
2 Garlic; minced
3/4 c Butter; well-chilled*
36 Snails; undrained
1/3 c Chopped toasted hazelnuts
3 tb Milk (to blend with yolk)
3 tb Minced fresh parsley
Salt & freshly ground pepper
1 lb Puff pastry, pref. homemade
1 Egg yolk (blended w/ milk)
1 Shallot; minced

Original recipe makes 6 Servings



*Note: Butter should be cut into 12 pieces. Drain snail juices into small saucepan. Place snails in bowl. Add wine, onion, shallot, garlic, salt, pepper and nutmeg to juices and bring to boil. Pour marinade over snails. Let cool. Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Butter baking sheets. Roll dough out on lightly floured surface to thickness of 1/4". Cut out 36 circles using 2-inch floured cutter. Arrange circles on prepared sheets. Using knife tip, trace lid on each circle 3/4-inch from edge; do not cut through dough. Brush with glaze. Bake pastry until puffed and golden brown, about 10 minutes. Cool slightly on rack. Using sharp knife, cut out lids. Discard any soft dough inside shells. Reduce oven to 375 degrees. Strain marinade into large saucepan, pressing down on vegetables to extract all liquid. Boil until reduced to 1/2 cup. Remove pan from heat and whisk in 2 pieces of butter. Set pan over low heat and whisk in remaining butter 1 piece at a time. Mix in snails, hazelnuts and parsley. Adjust seasoning. Place 1 snail and some of sauce inside each shell. Top with lid. Bake until heated through. Serve immediately. Bon Appetit magazine, Dec. 84.

Alert editor   
Calories Per Serving: 3 Get detailed nutrition information, including line-by-line nutrition insights?  Try BigOven Pro for Free for 14 days!

Date My private notes
Add your own private notes with BigOven Pro!

Take your recipes anywhere

Save to your recipe box and bring to the store with free BigOven membership!

Recipe Links

Link in another recipe. What would you serve with this?

There are no reviews yet for Escargots En Cercueils ( Snails in Puff Pastr. Be the first to review it!

Rating (optional):

sign in to add your comment

Get seasonal ideas by email


There are no reviews yet. Be the first!

Add unlimited recipes. Remove ads. Custom folders. Find recipes for your diet. Try BigOven Pro Free