Spinach Souffle

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Nov. 20, 2011

Ingredients

Butter 5 Tablespoon
Minced shallots/Green onions 1 Tablespoon
Frozen spinach 3/4 Cup (12 tbs) , thawed, chopped
Nutmeg 1 Dash
Flour 3 Tablespoon
Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Pepper 1 Dash
Eggs 4 , separated
Parmesan cheese/Bread crumbs 1/4 Teaspoon
Cream of tartar 1/4 Teaspoon

Directions

GETTING READY

1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

MAKING

2. In a small pan melt 1 tablespoon butter.

3. Add shallots and sauté for several minutes until done.

4. Add spinach and cook until dry.

5. Add nutmeg and mix.

6. Keep aside.

7. In 1-quart saucepan melt remaining 3 tablespoons butter.

8. Add flour and mix. Cook for sometime.

9. Add milk and stir.

10. Season with salt and pepper.

11. Cook and stir over medium heat until thick.

12. Add spinach and mix.

13. Let the sauce cook slightly and add egg yolks. Combine well.

14. In a medium-size bowl beat egg whites until frothy.

15. Beat in cream of tartar to the egg whites until soft peaks form.

16. Add 1/4 of egg whites into spinach mixture.

17. Gently fold in remaining whites.

18. Grease a 1 1/2- or 2-quart souffle dish with 1 tablespoon butter.

19. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over it.

20. Spoon souffle into dish.

21. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until puffed and golden.

SERVING

22. Serve souffle immediately, with sauce.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 35 Minutes
Ready In: 35 Minutes
Servings: 5

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 236Calories from Fat 159

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 18 g27.7%

Saturated Fat 9 g45%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 292 mg12.17%

Total Carbohydrates 11 g3.7%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 2 g

Protein 9 g18%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet