Fresh Corn and Red Onion Souffle

  • Yield 6 servings

Cottage cheese and egg whites give this fresh corn soufflé a fluffy texture.

The trick to this dish is to preheat the oven and to keep the oven door shut during baking—do not peek after you place the souffle inside unless you just look through the glass in the oven door. Serve the souffle immediately after baking for best results.

Ingredients

1 1/2 to 2 cups fresh corn kernels cut from the cob
1/2 cup flour
2 egg yolks
1 cup skim milk
1/2 cup shredded Jack or Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup cottage cheese
1/4 cup minced red onions
1 tablespoon minced fresh dill
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
4 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Spray a 2 1/2-quart souffle dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a blender or a food processor fitted with the metal blade, mix corn, flour, egg yolks and milk. Process or blend 1 minute or until all ingredients are well combined. Add Jack or Cheddar cheese, onions, dill, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Using two or three on/off pulses of the processor or blender, combine ingredients well. Transfer to a large bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, use an electric mixer on medium speed to beat egg whites with cream of tartar until the whites are stiff but not dry. Fold the whites into the corn mixture. Fill the casserole dish with the mixture. Place in oven, immediately reduce heat to 375F and bake, without opening the oven door, about 40 minutes or until the souffle is golden and puffed.  

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