Escargot En Croute

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Title: Escargot En Croute
Yield: 6 Servings
Categories: Appetizers, French

Ingredients:

-------------------------------BUTTER MIXTURE-------------------------------
1 c Butter
1/4 c Finely chopped parsley
8 Garlic cloves; minced
1 Shallot
2 tb Dry white wine
1 1/2 ts Worcestershire sauce
1 ts Fresh lemon juice
1 ts Pernod
2 Anchovy fillets; minced
1/4 ts Hot pepper sauce
Salt & freshly ground pepper


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2 tb Butter
36 Snails; washed
1/4 c Diced onion
6 tb Dry white wine
6 Puff pastry dough sheets*
1 Egg
2 tb Water

* Note: Puff pastry sheets should be cut slightly larger than escargot
dish.

For BUTTER MIXTURE: Whip butter in mixing bowl. Add next 9 ingredients
with salt and pepper to taste, and mix well. Set aside.

Melt 2 tablespoons butter in medium skillet. Add snails, onion and wine
and saute' until liquid evaporates. Set aside and let cool.

Place one snail in each hole of escargot dish. Generously cover with butter
mixture. Place 1 sheet of puff pastry dough over each escargot dish. Trim
dough and seal around edge of dish. Beat egg with water and use to brush
dough. Chill until ready to bake, at least 20 minutes.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake until pastry rises and is golden, about
20 to 30 minutes. Remaining butter mixture can be refrigerated as long as
2 weeks and used when garlic butter is needed.

Source: Harrison's, Indianapolis, Indiana. Bon Appetit RSVP Column.

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