Yield: 1 souffle
|3 tablespoons||Parmesan cheese; grated|
|2 mediums||Beets; cooked and peeled|
|¾ cup||Chicken broth; hot|
|1 cup||Beet greens; sauteed|
|½ cup||Cheddar cheese; grated|
Butter a 1 qt. souffle dish; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Slice the cooked beets and line the bottom of the souffle dish with them.
In a small saucepan, melt the butter, stir in the flour, add the hot broth and continue to cook until slightly thickened, then transfer to a larger bowl. Coarsely chop beet greens and add to the sauce along with Cheddar cheese.
In a separate bowl, beat egg yolks; blend them with beet green mixture. Beat egg whites until they form peaks. Fold into bowl with other ingredients; blend well. Transfer all to buttered souffle dish. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Bake at 350 F. for 30 minutes, or until souffle is puffed and golden.
Ogden writes: "This may be one of the most exceptional souffles you'll ever serve. The beet color spreads upward from the bottom layer, creating a rosy hue throughout." Recipe developed by Ellen Ogden. In "The Cook's Garden" catalog.
Vol. 8, No. 1. Spring/Summer 1991. Pg. 6.