Zucchini soufflé

    1 hour 15 minutes

    Soufflés are quick, easy and economical to make. Here, zucchini adds a subtle and sophisticated twist.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 2 zucchini, about 375 g in total, coarsely grated
    • pinch of sugar
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 50 g butter
    • 5 tablespoons plain flour
    • 1½ cups low-fat milk
    • 80 g soft cheese with garlic and herbs
    • pinch of ground nutmeg
    • 3 large eggs, separated
    • 1½ tablespoons grated parmesan or mature cheddar

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour15min 

    1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Add the zucchini and cook over a moderate heat for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the sugar and season with salt.
    2. Put a baking tray in the oven and preheat to 200°C. Lightly grease a 1.5 litre soufflé dish with a little of the butter.
    3. Melt the remaining butter in a saucepan over a low heat. Add the flour and cook for 30 seconds, stirring with a wooden spoon. Gradually pour in the milk and bring to the boil, stirring constantly, until thickened. Stir in the cheese until melted, then season with nutmeg, salt and pepper. Remove the pan from the heat and leave to cool.
    4. Whisk the egg whites until stiff. Beat the egg yolks into the cooled sauce, then fold in the zucchini and egg whites. Pour the mixture into the soufflé dish and sprinkle with cheese.
    5. Set the dish on the hot baking tray and bake for about 45 minutes until risen and golden brown. Serve immediately.

    cook's tip

    The soft cheese is sold in 80 g boxes and is labelled ‘ail & fines herbes’. You will find it with the other cheeses.

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