Beef pastry snails

Beef pastry snails

Fleischschnacka

By
From
Luke Nguyen's France
Makes
20
Photographer
Alan Benson

Translating to ‘snails of meat’, this French recipe from the Alsace region takes leftovers from the classic pot-au-feu, combined with fresh beef, and rolls it in a rich egg pastry to make a delicious meal.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
500g French beef stew, including the vegetables and broth, separated
250g minced beef
2 eggs
1 quantity Pastry dough
200g butter
green salad, to serve

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200˚C. Put the pot-au-feu meat and vegetables in a bowl, along with the minced beef. Add the eggs, season with freshly ground black pepper and use your hands to combine well. Set aside.
  2. Place the pastry on a floured work surface. Press the dough down and roll into a 20 cm x 30 cm rectangle, about 2 mm thick. Spread the beef mixture evenly over the pastry, out to the edges, leaving a 5–7 cm border of pastry at the base, to fold and seal when rolling. Using the back of a tablespoon, smooth out the beef mixture until flat.
  3. Brush the pastry border with water. Starting from the opposite end, pull and roll the pastry to form a firm, tight log. Cut the log into 2 cm pieces, placing them on a floured surface to stop them sticking as you work.
  4. Heat the butter in a frying pan over medium heat, until lightly bubbling. Fill the pan with pastry snails and cook for 4–5 minutes on each side, or until browned.
  5. Transfer to a baking dish, cover with the reserved pot-au-feu broth and bake for 30 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve warm, with a green salad and a little more broth.
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