Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Acorn Squash Souffle Recipe

Acorn Squash Souffle Recipe

2 sm (3/4 lb. ea) acorn squash
4 teaspoon of brown sugar
: grating of fresh nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon of salt
4 TB butter
1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1 lg egg, separated
1 egg white
: fresh ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 400 F. Wash squash. Cut squash in half and scoop out
seeds. Place squash halves skin side up in 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) water
in a baking dish and bake for 30 minutes
Remove from oven. Using tongs turn squash halves over. Put 1 tbs
butter in each half. Bake again for 30 minutes or until flesh is
tender. Cool for 30 minutes
Carefully remove squash from baking pan and pour butter into a bowl.
Without damaging skin, carefully scoop out flesh from each squash
half and put into same bowl. In blender or food processor, puree the
squash with the reserved butter, sugar, spices, and egg yolk. Pour
into mixing bowl
Whip the egg whites with the salt until it forms stiff peaks. FOLD
into the puree. Work quickly but carefully, preserving the egg white
volume. Pour souffle mixture into squash skin halves and bake 25 min.
or until the tops are brown and beginning to crack. Serve immediately
Notes: adjust amounts of spices to taste. this recipe always gets
compliments whenever i serve it
Shannon E. Wells
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Recipe By : swells@ariel.unm.edu (squeedle)






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