Cheese & Scallion Puff

Cheese & Scallion Puff

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From: EatingWell Magazine April 1998

This savory egg and cheese puff is more akin to a pudding than a soufflé, so don't dismay when it loses some of its height.

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • 3 cups low-fat milk
  • 1 1/4 cups finely chopped scallions
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 2 large eggs, separated
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated extra-sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 5 large egg whites, at room temperature, or 10 teaspoons dried egg whites, reconstituted according to package directions


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  1. Preheat oven to 375 °F. Coat a 3-quart souffle dish or similar baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Bring milk and scallions to a simmer in a heavy medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisking constantly, slowly sprinkle in cornmeal. Cook, whisking constantly, until mixture has thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool for 10 minutes. Whisk in egg yolks, Parmesan, Cheddar, 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper.
  3. About 45 minutes before serving, beat the 7 egg whites and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form. Whisk one-fourth of the beaten whites into the cornmeal mixture. With a rubber spatula, fold in remaining whites. Spoon batter into the prepared baking dish and smooth the top.
  4. Bake the puff until puffed and golden brown, 30 to 35 minutes. Serve immediately.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 2, cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Return to room temperature before continuing.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 177 calories; 5 g fat(2 g sat); 2 g fiber; 20 g carbohydrates; 12 g protein; 22 mcg folate; 60 mg cholesterol; 5 g sugars; 606 IU vitamin A; 3 mg vitamin C; 226 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 519 mg sodium; 275 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 high-fat meat

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