1. Food
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Asparagus Souffle Recipe

By

Asparagus Souffle Recipe
Photo (c) John Mitzewich
This asparagus soufflé recipe will prove once and for all that soufflés are not as temperamental as some make them out to be. Fresh asparagus soufflés would be a great first course, or as a side dish for any special occasion dinner.

Makes 6 Asparagus Souffles

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoon flour
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt (or 1/2 teaspoon fine table salt)
  • cayenne to taste
  • 1/2 clove garlic
  • 1/2 cup finely grated sharp cheese (white cheddar, Parmesan, etc.)
  • 4 large eggs, separated

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Generously butter six (6-ounce) oven-proof ramekins, and reserve until needed.

Blanch the asparagus in boiling salted water for 2 minutes, remove with a strainer to ice water to cool. Drain very well and transfer into a blender, and reserve.

Melt the butter in a saucepan, over medium heat. Add the flour, and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes. Whisk in the cold milk, and bring to a simmer. Cook for 2 minutes, whisking occasionally, until the sauce thickens. Turn off heat and whisk in the salt and cayenne.

Add the white sauce to the blender, along with the garlic clove, and puree the mixture until perfectly smooth. Pour into a mixing bowl. Whisk in the egg yolks and cheese.

In another mixing bowl, whip the egg whites to the soft peak stage. Add half the beaten egg whites to the asparagus mixture, and fold in to combine. Add the last half of the whites and fold in until just combined.

Divide among the 6 buttered ramekins. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until puffed up and lightly browned. Serve immediately. Note: the soufflés will fall almost as soon as they are out of the oven. This is normal, and how it should be served.
  1. About.com
  2. Food
  3. American Food
  4. All-American Sides & Salads
  5. Vegetable Side Dishes
  6. Asparagus Souffle Recipe - Vegetable Souffle Recipes - Easy Asparagus Souffle

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.