Saturday, March 10, 2012
No More 'Mallows!' Blogger Recipe Contest: Sweet Potato Pepper-Jack Souffle'
Creating a souffle' can be a bit of a challenge sometimes but when I'm feeling up for it I like to get creative with this puffed cloud combining different flavors. This recipe has the perfect balance of sweet from the potato and spicy from the pepper-jack cheese!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
4 eggs, separated
¼ t. cream of tartar
¼ c. unsalted butter
¼ c. flour
1 c. milk, warm
½ t. salt
1 c. sweet potato puree
1 c. pepper-jack cheese, shredded
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Using a standing mixer beat egg whites and cream of tartar until stiff peaks form about 5 to 7 minutes.
In the mean time melt butter in a sauce pot and add flour whisking to mix well. Let cook a few minutes before adding milk and salt still whisking to prevent lumps from forming. Bring a low boil, reduce heat to low and simmer until slightly thickened about 3 to 5 minutes.
To the sauce stir in sweet potato puree and pepper-jack cheese until blended well then remove from heat. Add a little bit of mixture to the egg yolks to bring up to temperature before adding all the yolks to sweet potato mixture.
Gently fold whipped egg whites a little at a time to the sweet potato mixture until gone. Carefully spoon mixture into six buttered and floured five ounce ramekins and place on a baking sheet. Bake until puffed and slightly golden about 20 minutes.