Ham and Asparagus Surprise Recipe

Summary

Preparation Time30 MinCooking Time1 Hr 0 Min
Ready In1 Hr 30 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexJust EnjoyServings2
CourseMethod
Main Ingredient

Ingredients

 Lean cooked ham1⁄2 Pound, finely ground / chopped to make 1 1/2 cups
 Asparagus tips18 , parboiled in salted water until barely tender and drained
 Butter3 Tablespoon, softened
 Freshly grated parmesan cheese1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Thick white sauce1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Egg yolks5
 Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
 Egg whites7
 Salt To Taste

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 766 Calories from Fat 448

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 51 g78%

Saturated Fat 24.9 g124.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 548.1 mg

Sodium 1258.6 mg52.4%

Total Carbohydrates 22 g7.2%

Dietary Fiber 5 g19.9%

Sugars 11.2 g

Protein 61 g121.6%

Vitamin A 59.8% Vitamin C 20.3%

Calcium 60.8% Iron 33.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

Grease a 1 1/2-quart [1 1/2-liter] souffle dish generously with the butter and dust the inside with 4 tablespoons [60 ml.] of the grated cheese.
Mix together thoroughly the ham, the white sauce, the remaining cheese and the egg yolks.
Season the mixture with a little pepper.
Beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt until stiff peaks form.
Fold a quarter of the whites into the ham mixture until well combined, then very gently fold in the remainder.
Do not overmix.
Arrange six of the asparagus tips fanwise in the bottom of the souffle dish, and pour in a third of the souffle mixture.
Continue with two more layers each of the asparagus and souffle mixture.
Put the dish in a preheated 375° F. [190° C] oven, turn the heat down to 350° F. [180° C] and bake for about 40 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
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