Everyone that likes Escargot has usually either had it on a cruise, or at a nice restaurant!
What if I tell you, you can make these at home in just a few easy steps, its simple and of course finger-licking delicious 🙂
For this you are going to need (makes 2 servings):
- 1 can of snails (with no shell) – I used Maitre Jacques escargot, there are 12 snails in a can
- 1 stick of butter (1/2 cup) – softened
- 1/4 cup of finely chopped cilantro or parsley (use your favourite), I am a cilantro lover <3
- 4 cloves of garlic finely chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
- a splash of brandy
- 2 tbsp grated onion
- Parmesan cheese
- Puff Pastry and or french baguette
Preheat oven to 350 Deg F
So lets start by making the best part which is the herb garlic butter! Whip up the butter a bit and then add the cilantro, garlic, onion, salt, pepper and brandy and mix well. Then place in the fridge for a little bit so that it starts to solidify again.
Now its time to put this together, open the can of snails, drain them out and put them to the side.
Grab your escargot dishes (easily available on Amazon) or if you don’t have any use a mini cupcake baking tray or if worst comes to worst use a small shallow oven proof dish.
Remove the herb garlic butter from the fridge, and place half a teaspoon of the butter at the bottom of each dimple, then place a snail and top it up with a full teaspoon of the same.
Remove the puff pastry from the package, you will just need 1 sheet, and with a shot glass, cut out 12 perfect circles (1 for each snail of course)
Place the escargot dishes on a baking sheet and place the puff pastry circles on the same baking sheet. You could bake them straight on the snails but they tend to fall off while they are puffing up, so its easier to bake them separately and then just gently place them on top with you are ready to serve them 🙂
Generously, sprinkle grated parmesan cheese on the snails before placing them in the over and bake for aprox 20 minutes. Remove the puff pastry from the sheet and then broil the snails till they get a nice colour for about 5 minutes
Carefully remove from oven, the dishes will be piping hot!
Gently place the puff pastry on each and serve with extra sliced french baguette if needed as you will for sure want to scoop up all that delicious herb garlic butter !!!!!
Now its time to pour a glass of wine, sit back and enjoy!