Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins
Adapted from the SeaScape Manor Bed and Breakfast, Highlands, New Jersey. Enjoy! French, Northeastern
- 2 cups milk
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 8 eggs, separated
- 1 cup grated monterey jack cheese
- 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
- 1 teaspoon Grey Poupon mustard
- 2 tablespoons fresh basil, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons fresh thyme or 2 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped
- 1⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon salt
- In a 2-quart saucepan, heat the milk on medium heat. In a separate saucepan, melt the butter and stir in the flour. Stir and cook for two minutes. Add the warmed milk, and stir constantly over low heat until smooth and thick. This takes 3 to 5 minutes.
- Beat egg yolks with a fork or whisk. Stir a small amount of milk sauce in the egg yolks. Beat together, then pour in remaining milk sauce. Stir in cheese, mustard, fresh herbs, nutmeg, salt, and pepper. Beat the egg whites to soft peaks. Fold half of the beaten egg whites into the sauce. Gently fold in the remaining egg whites.
- Put mixture in a well-greased souffle dish. If desired, put a rim of parchment or aluminum foil as a collar around the top of the dish (this must also be greased). Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Test with knife. Serve immediately.
Sharon, this was amazing! I followed the recipe as written, except for using the fresh herbs, they are simply not available around here. I loved it. My DH who is not much into souffles, even liked it. Definitely a do again. Sorry, I was so anxious to try it, I forgot to take a picture of it! Thanks for a wonderful recipe!