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What to do with snail dishes

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My mother just gave me her old snail set that she hasn't used in 40 years:
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The dishes are aluminum and look like this.

My family loves snails, but how often can you eat them? So I'm wondering, what else can I use these funny little dishes for?


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post #2 of 9

Don't know if it is heavy enough or not, but possibly for takoyaki or æbleskiver.

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post #3 of 9

I would die if I could only eat 5 snails.  

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I used it to serve stuffed mushroom appetizers.

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Every smoker quits smoking sooner or later!

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post #6 of 9

South-Indian paniyaram: www.youtube.be/watch?v=cp2LpLwN-D0

 

But you'd have to learn how to make fermented dosa batter first...! (easier than it sounds/looks)

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Do any of you know why, in the pan pictured, so much space is devoted to six snails?  I have a couple of those pans but never understood what they were for. For the overall pan size you can clearly fit more snails but there are only six dimples. 

Is anything else supposed to go in the pan or is it just an old method of presentation? 

    As for what to do with the pan I'd also suggest mushrooms or deviled eggs. Anything round, naturally. They might be fun to use for some molecular gastronomy creation. 

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Do any of you know why, in the pan pictured, so much space is devoted to six snails?  I have a couple of those pans but never understood what they were for. For the overall pan size you can clearly fit more snails but there are only six dimples. 

Is anything else supposed to go in the pan or is it just an old method of presentation? 

   

 

I have worked a few places that served escargot and we used pans such that and six was the serving size for a single order.

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post #9 of 9

I've seen similar pans in cast iron sold around here, with many more "dimples", but they were much too shallow for what I initially wanted to buy one for (the above Indian snacks).

 

I think they were actually to make a Dutch snack called poffertjes, small puffy pancakes, like Danish aebleskiver (sp?), but flatter. But the bottom of these pans is not flat, so not sure how well they would work on an electric stove (even if they are thick cast iron which "should" in theory provide enough heat transfer).

 

But I never did end up buying one, mostly due to my aversion of single-use tools!

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