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Bird's Nest

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You hardly get to see a good Bird's Nest recipe, thank your stars for landing on this page. A family favorite that is feasted upon every weekend, this Bird's Nest recipe should not be missed!
  Broccoli/1 pound/450 gram of fresh spinach/swiss chard leaves 1 3⁄4 Pound (800 Gram)
  Butter 7 Tablespoon
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), crushed
  Flour 3 Tablespoon
  Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Eggs 6 , separated
  New potatoes 12 Small, washed
  Fresh mint/Parsley 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Parmesan cheese 1 Tablespoon (To Serve)

1 Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
2 Lightly grease a 8 inch (20 cm) ring pan.
3 In a bowl, soak broccoli or spinach in warm water for 5 minutes.

4 In a pan, boil the broccoli or spinach for 10 minutes.
5 Drain well.
6 Mash broccoli or cut spinach very finely.
7 In a pan, melt 4 tbsp (60 ml) butter.
8 Add garlic and gently fry but do not allow to brown.
9 Stir in flour and cook for 1 minute.
10 Remove from the heat and stir in milk.
11 Return to the heat and allow to boil, stirring all the time.
12 Gradually beat in egg yolks and add broccoli.
13 In a bowl, whisk egg whites until stiff.
14 Fold into the vegetable mixture.
15 Spoon mixture into the prepared ring pan.
16 Set the pan in a baking dish with 1 inch (2.5 cm) warm water.
17 Bake for 45 minutes.
18 In a pan, boil new potatoes until tender (or microwave potatoes, covered and with 1 tsp (5 mL) water, on HIGH 6 minutes).
19 In another pan, melt the remaining 3 tbsp (45 ml) butter (or microwave on HIGH 30 seconds).
20 Add chopped mint and new potatoes.
21 Toss until coated.
22 Place in a covered dish in oven to keep warm.

23 When the souffle is cooked, place a large serving dish on top of the ring pan, carefully turn the plate over and gently turn out the souffle.
24 Fill the center with new potatoes and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
25 Serve at once.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
75 Minutes
Ready In: 
85 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 435 Calories from Fat 191

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 22 g33.3%

Saturated Fat 11.7 g58.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 254.6 mg84.9%

Sodium 959.6 mg40%

Total Carbohydrates 46 g15.3%

Dietary Fiber 8.2 g32.6%

Sugars 4.7 g

Protein 15 g30.7%

Vitamin A 32.3% Vitamin C 230.7%

Calcium 21.5% Iron 13.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Bird's Nest Recipe