July 26, 2008

Mushroom-Garlic Souffle

Souffles. I've always been drawn to them. I've liked both savoury and sweet versions. I made these mushroom-garlic individual souffles sometime ago. Light and fluffy, these little beauties are perfect appetizers. I haven't made these for any big party. But they're perfect for that small intimate diner for two!

4 tbsp Butter

1 cup Mushrooms, chopped

2 tsp Lime Juice

2 cloves Garlic, crushed

2 tbsp Mixed Herbs

2 tbsp Flour

1 cup Milk

2 Eggs, separated

Salt and Pepper to taste

Grease 4 ramekin cups with a little butter.

Melt about 2 tablespoons of butter in a skillet. Add the mushrooms, garlic and the lime juice and fry for about 2-3 minutes. Transfer the mushroom mixture to a different bowl. Stir in the mixed herbs.

Melt the remaining butter in a pan and add the flour and fry for a minute. Stir in the milk and boil until it thickens. Mix this white sauce into the mushroom mixture. Add the egg yolks, salt and pepper and beat well.

In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until they form peaks and stir this into the mushroom mixture. Mix well.

Divide this mixture into the ramekin cups and bake for 10 minutes at 400F. Do not overbake the souffles are they may turn rubbery. The souffles are done when a skewer inserted into them comes out clean. Serve immediately or they may tend to go flat.


Arundathi said...

nice - a perfect looking souffle. good job.

Unknown said...

Have'nt tried my hand in making souffles..Looks too good with the garlicky flavor..

Sig said...

I love savoury souffles... It is hard to photograph, no? Take some time, they go flat! But yours look very nice! Hope you are having a fantastic weekend!

Priyanka said...

Have never had or tried making a souffle before...the pictures are pretty inviting...The masala-tendli-bhaat is an alltime-favorite at my home

Laavanya said...

Yours look so puffed up and beautiful.. have not had savoury souffles before but this sounds fabulous.

Anonymous said...

this looks amazing.....have never attempted anything like this...but maybe its time to change that

Natasha said...

Hello Raaga,
I enjoy making souffles; they are always an elegant presentation but at the same time "homey" enough for breakfast. I will be sure to try this recipe.