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Mon Ami Gabi Escargot Puffs

Garlic Butter Escargot Puffs 

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Impress your guests at your next holiday get-together with these appetizer recipe ideas from Mon Ami Gabi – Las Vegas’ Executive Chef Vincent Pouessel.

Garlic Butter Escargot Puffs are a great, French-inspired app that is easy to make, plus majority of your prep can be done ahead of time which means more time spent sipping vino with your guests.

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Garlic Butter Escargot Puffs 

Holiday appetizer ideas that are easy to make

Yield: 12 people


36 pieces medium burgundy snail (full can)
½ tablespoon olive or canola oil
18 dry bay leaves, each sliced in half
18 sprigs fresh thyme, each split in half
¼ tablespoon garlic, chopped
Pinches of sea salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
Frozen puff pastry sheets (available at specialty stores) standard cake pan size
1 egg
Garlic Butter

1 pound unsalted butter
¾ Italian parsley bunch
2 ounces shallots, chopped
2 ounces garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 ounce Japanese breadcrumbs


1. Rinse snails under cold water and drain.
2. Preheat oven to 375°F.
3. Warm oil in sauté pan. Lightly sauté bay leaves, thyme and garlic.
4. Add snails and salt and pepper to pan. Cook for 5 minutes. This is so herbs and garlic have time to enhance the snails.
5. Refrigerate snails and save for later.
6. Cut the puff pastry sheet into 36 3-inch discs.
7. Place in the center of each puff pastry disc 1 tablespoon garlic butter, and top with 1 piece of escargot.
8. Thoroughly beat egg to create egg wash. Brush the perimeter of each puff pastry with egg wash. Close the puff around the escargot, making a little purse (dumpling).
9. Place escargot puffs on sheet pan lined with parchment paper, sealed side down. Brush with egg wash, and sprinkle a pinch of sea salt on each. Allow to rest in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
10. Cook in a 375°F oven for 8 minutes.
11. Serve warm on a platter with a bamboo pick or skewer. 

1. Combine all ingredients; process through food processor.
2. Store in plastic container.

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