Shutup and make me some SPINACH SOUFFLE!!!!

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**From Everyday Food Magazine from Martha Stewart

I made this last night along with some Tilapia. Delish. The recipe claims to serve eight, but Hubs, Izzy and I pretty much devoured the entire thing and there’s very little leftover. This was the first souffle of any kind I’ve attempted, and I think it turned out pretty well (mine didn’t look as pretty because my dish was too large, but who cares as long as it tastes good?). I love Everyday Food, and if you haven’t checked it out, please do so immediately!

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for baking dish

1/3 cup plain dried breadcrumbs
5 cups (5 ounces) packed spinach, trimmed and washed
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons whole milk
1/2 cup grated Gruyere cheese
Coarse salt and ground pepper
2 large eggs, separated, plus 2 large egg whites

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter a round 1-quart tall-sided baking dish and dust with breadcrumbs; set aside. In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons water over medium-high. Add spinach and cook, stirring constantly, until wilted, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a strainer to cool; press to release liquid.

In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium until bubbling. Add flour and whisk until a paste forms. Continue to cook until pale blond in color, 2 to 3 minutes. Whisking, gradually add milk. Cook, whisking, until lumps are gone and mixture is thickened, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in cheese until melted; season with salt and pepper. Transfer souffle base to a large bowl.

In a food processor, pulse spinach and egg yolks until coarsely pureed. Add 1/4 cup souffle base; pulse until blended. Stir spinach mixture into remaining souffle base. (To store, press plastic wrap against surface and keep at room temperature, up to 4 hours.)

In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat 4 egg whites and pinch of salt on medium-high until stiff peaks form (do not overbeat), about 3 minutes.

In 2 additions, gently fold egg whites into souffle base.

Pour batter into prepared dish and bake until souffle is tall, browned, and firm to the touch, about 35 minutes. (Avoid opening oven during first 25 minutes of baking.) Serve immediately.
 

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  • Meeko Fabulous

    I am starving . . . There's 15 minutes until I go to lunch . . . and you post this delicious looking dish?! You are cruel!!! LoL! j/k :)

  • Shell

    That looks so good!

  • foxy

    SHUT UP – that looks so yummy! I'm totally going to try it soon.

  • Arizona Mamma

    Yum! Looks awesome. I love quiche, and this is a much healthier version…at least I think it is ;)

  • 5thsister

    That looks marvelous, darling!

  • leigh

    Yummy! Are you in better spirits today? Maybe a good spinach souffle made you feel somewhat better?

  • Just Another Momma

    That looks so good. Thanks for sharing, I might have to try this out.

  • Shandal

    Mmmm, that looks delish!

  • Kate

    Wow that sounds sooo good.

    Kate xx
    http://secretofficeconfessions.blogspot.com

  • Amy

    Y-U-M!!!

    I am so trying that!

  • Danielle

    Yum!! Thanks for sharing. And I totally agree.. Who cares as long as it taste good.

    xoxo
    Danielle

  • mama-face

    Yummers.

    Must check out the website to see more things I won't be cooking. ;)

  • Cathy

    Yes please! This looks really delicious!

  • Mad Woman

    Mmmmm. I'm learning to love spinach. That looks really good! I might have to give that a try.

    What is tilapia?

  • MiMi

    That looks GOOD!

  • Lissaloo

    This looks like a perfect
    St. Patricks Day recipe :)

  • The Blue Zoo

    You got your kids to eat something that green?? You must tell me your tricks!

  • Coffeypot

    Did'ya make in hamburgers to go with it? Maybe some buffalo wings?

  • LMJ

    YUMMM…I LOVE ANYTHING WITH SPINACH!

  • meredith

    mmm mmmm, looks yummy! too bad i can't eat it! but it'll make a great dish for parties!

  • Tattoos and Teething Rings

    I want some!

  • Cara Smith

    Can I come to your house for dinner?

  • gayle

    Looks yummy!!

  • Lee the Hot Flash Queen

    I am so impressed…but, I got lost on the folding in two parts…

  • Annie @ astonesthrowfrominsanity

    Could I bring home some bacon? yes. Could I fry it up in a pan? Definitely yes. Could I make a souffle? Ummm. . . no. Egg casserole, maybe, but souffle?! Not a chance in hell! It does sound delish though!

  • Amy O’Connor

    Looks yummy! I'm making something like that tonite for dinner but it's called a spinach crumb casserole. Whatever you call it… love it!!!

  • Monique-aka-Surferwife23

    I was totally concentrated and staying on track until you said to like fold in some egg whites or something. You lost me there.

  • Alex

    I'm hungry, why is everyone posting food photos? You are all evil… :)

  • Sarah

    Oh my goodness that sounds and looks delish. With tiplia? May need to give it a try.
    By the way, EVERYTHING I make is supposed to serve MANY people. The Husband and I always devour it…because we are oink oink pigs.

  • Moonspun

    I love it when I get to pulse my food! Looks really really yummy! Problem is I am the only one here who likes spinach.

  • kys

    I love spinach. This looks really good. My husband would eat it but the kids would def. snarl their little noses up at it.

  • Daffy

    That does look really great! AND I think I could actually make it!

  • DG at Diary of a Mad Bathroom

    I love gruyere! I would eat a shoe covered in it.

  • Tater Tot Mom

    That looks delicious! Definitely going to try this one and I love Everyday Food!

  • hurstburst

    I am completely impressed. With the souffle and The Breakfast Club reference.

  • June

    This looks yummy!
    Might have try my hand at a souffle too!

  • Chocolate Covered Daydreams

    I have never tasted a souffle. Maybe it's time that I did?? It looks good and if your girls loved it, then I know it's good cause most kids won't eat spinach.

  • Holly

    Looks yummy. I have never made souffle. Thanks for posting. I have been thinking about it since Facebook!

    Holly

    PS-I am so jealous you get to meet the Queen and she gets to meet you!

  • ScoMan

    Reading the ingredients and watching the pictures I was like "Yuck"

    But then following through and looking at the last picture I was like "Yum. And I made that, people would think more of me. Like I was a good cook and classy and stuff"

  • Mindy

    Hey! I just made this in my ramekins for the fam last week! I didn't have the right cheese, so I made do, but easy and yum. Fun that you made it too.

  • Helene

    That looks SOOOOO yummy!!!

  • Allyson

    oooo yummmmy. you should come cook for me sometime!

  • blueviolet

    Really? You made such deliciousness? YUM!

  • sanjeet

    That looks so good!

    Work from home India