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Ham and Cheese Souffles Recipe

March 29, 2013

SERVES 6

Ingredients3 tbsp. unsalted butter
1 shallot, finely chopped
2 tbsp. flour
1 ? cups milk
4 oz. grated sharp white cheddar
? tsp. mustard powder
? tsp. cayenne
? tsp. ground nutmeg
6 eggs, separated
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
4 oz. finely chopped ham (any variety will do)
1 ? tbsp. finely chopped chives
? cup finely grated Parmesan

Instructions1.?In a 2-qt. saucepan, melt 2 tbsp. of the butter over medium-high heat. Add the shallots; cook until soft, 1-2 minutes. Whisk in the flour to make a smooth paste; slowly add the milk while whisking. Bring the sauce to a simmer, stirring, until thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in the cheddar, mustard, cayenne, nutmeg, egg yolks, and salt and pepper. Stir over medium heat until just steaming, 3-4 minutes. Transfer the cheese mixture to a large bowl; stir in ham and chives; chill for 30 minutes.

2.?Heat oven to 375°. Grease six 8-oz. ramekins with the remaining butter. Coat the bottom and sides of ramekins with Parmesan; shake out any excess. In a... Get the recipe >>



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