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  Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Butter 4 Tablespoon
  All purpose flour 6 Tablespoon
  Egg yolks 4
  Artichoke 1⁄2 Pound (preferably freshly poached, but can be frozen or packed in water)
  Cayenne pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Nutmeg 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Egg whites 5

Bring milk and butter to a boil.
Pour in the flour and stir vigorously until mixture leaves the sides of the pan.
Take pan off the heat.
Beat in the egg yolks, one at a time, blending them well.
Add the chopped artichoke hearts, cayenne pepper, nutmeg, and salt.
Set aside.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Place foil-encased artichoke shells in oven for 3 or 4 minutes to heat through.
While they are warming up, beat egg whites just until stiff.
Mix one-third of the whites into the souffle base, then gently fold in the remaining two-thirds egg whites.
Fill hot artichoke shells four-fifths the way up with the souffle mixture.
Place filled artichokes on a baking sheet in lower third of the oven.
Bake 40 to 50 minutes, until the souffles rise and brown nicely on top.

Recipe Summary

Side Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1267 Calories from Fat 653

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 74 g113.6%

Saturated Fat 41.2 g205.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 892 mg297.3%

Sodium 1066.4 mg44.4%

Total Carbohydrates 109 g36.2%

Dietary Fiber 15.1 g60.6%

Sugars 16.1 g

Protein 50 g100%

Vitamin A 62.9% Vitamin C 45.9%

Calcium 47.4% Iron 50.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Souffle Base Recipe