Cauliflower Souffle Recipe

Souffle de Chou-Fleur The fertile plains around Lac St. Jean produces excellent vegetables and supports thriving dairy farms. A strong cheddar cheese, made at St. Prime on the west side of the lake and aged up to 4 years, is one of the region's finest cheeses. Adele Coperman-Langevin of St. Fulhence combines cauliflower from her market garden in her souffle.

Step 1

Cook cauliflower in boiling, salted water until tender, drain well and mash. Melt butter in medium saucepan, blend in flour and cook, stirring over medium heat until bubbly; do not let mixture brown.

Step 2

Meanwhile, bring milk to a boil in another saucepan. Add hot milk to butter-flour mixture and cook, stirring over medium heat until sauce thickens and is smooth. Season to taste with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Remove from heat.

Step 3

Lightly beat egg yolks and stir into sauce. Then stir in cheese and cauliflower until smooth. In a large bowl, beat egg whites until stiff but not dry. Fold cauliflower mixture gently but thoroughly into beaten egg whites. Pour into a buttered 2 quart (2 L) souffle dish. Bake in preheated 350F oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or till puffed, firm and lightly browned. Serve at once. SERVES: 4-6

SOURCE: _A Taste of Quebec_by Julian Armstrong

Things You'll Need

  • 1 Cauliflower; medium, cut in florets
  • 2tb Butter
  • 2tb Flour; all purpose
  • 1c Milk
  • Salt & pepper
  • Nutmeg, ground
  • 4 Eggs; separated
  • 1c Cheddar cheese; strong, grated

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