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Clam Souffle

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Ingredients
  Canned minced clams 8 Ounce (1 Can)
  Skim milk 4 Tablespoon
  All purpose flour 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Liquid red pepper seasoning 1 Dash
  Eggs 4 , separated
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Grease a 4-cup souffle or straight-sided baking dish with butter.
2. Drain liquid from clams into a measuring cup, adding skim milk to equal 1 cup. Set clams aside.
3. Preheat the oven to 350°F with a baking pan filled with 1 inch of water.

MAKING
4. In a saucepan, combine flour, salt and red pepper seasoning and gradually blend in clam-milk liquid.
5. Place pan on a medium low heat and simmer, stirring constantly, until sauce thickens and reaches a boil.
6. Take pan off the heat and let sauce cool.
7. In the mean time, add egg whites to a medium-size, dry bowl and whisk them using a wire whisk or electric beater just until they form soft peaks.
8. Add egg yolks to a large bowl and whisk until think and pale.
9. Fold cooled sauce into the egg yolks and blend thoroughly.
10. Stir in minced clams.
11. Gently fold in beaten egg whites until well incorporated into the mixture making it light and fluffy.
12. Turn the mixture into greased dish.
13. Set dish in hot water bath in the oven
14. Bake for 50 minutes until soufflé has puffed and is golden on top.
15. Remove from pan of water.

SERVING
16. Serve the soufflé straight out of the oven from the baking dish.
17. Accompany with hot buttered toasts

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Clam
Interest: 
Gourmet
Servings: 
4

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