Bacon & Onion Two-Cheese Spoon Bread

Recipe by Manami
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READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 8-12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Combine milk, sugar, and red pepper flakes, if using, in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
  • When mixture begins to simmer, gradually add cornmeal in a slow steady stream, stirring well with a whisk.
  • Cool 3 minutes or until thickened and smooth, stirring constantly.
  • Transfer cornmeal mixture to a large bowl.
  • Add yolks; stirring with a whisk.
  • Let mixture stand 10 minutes.
  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Coat pan with cooking spray.
  • Add onion and saute 6-10 minutes or until tender.
  • Add onion and bacon to cornmeal mixture.
  • Stir cheeses into cornmeal mixture.
  • Add salt and pepper now.
  • Beat egg whites with a mixer at high speed until stiff peaks form (do not overbeat).
  • Gradually stir one-third of egg white mixture into cornmeal mixture; gently fold in remaining egg white mixture.
  • Using a rubber spatula, scrape cornmeal mixture into 1-1/2 quart souffle or deep baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  • Bake for 50 minutes or until golden brown, and just set in center.
  • DO NOT KEEP OPENING OVEN.
  • Serve immediately.
  • *Garnish with sour cream topped with chives or green onions chopped fine, to keep it savory.
  • **I know many eat spoon bread with sugar or syrup or sour cream with sugar - whatever one chooses I am sure - it will be delightful.
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