Ham Puffy

This is one of hubby’s favorites! It got lost in the transfer from the old blog, so i’m putting it back so I can find it when i need it! ham puffy Great for left over ham! I ususally freeze the ham in little 2/3 cup baggies so i am ready to go when the mood strikes! The recipe uses everything in your kitchen! Not hard to make, just lots of clean up!

Ingredients

Cooking spray 2 teaspoons dry breadcrumbs 1 can corn, drained ⅓ cup thinly sliced green onions ⅔ cup diced smoked ham (about 3 ounces) ¼ cup all-purpose flour ¾ cup fat-free milk ½ cup (2 ounces) shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese 1 tablespoon ground red pepper 2 large egg yolks 4 large egg whites ½ tablespoon cream of tartar

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 325°. Coat a 1½-quart soufflé dish with cooking spray; sprinkle with breadcrumbs. Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray. Place over medium-high heat. Add corn and green onions; sauté 5 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat, and stir in ham; set aside. Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Place flour in a small saucepan. Gradually add milk, stirring with a wire whisk until blended. Cook over medium heat 3 minutes or until thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in cheese and pepper. Beat egg yolks in a medium bowl with mixer at high speed until thick and pale (about 5 minutes). Gradually add hot milk mixture to egg yolks, stirring constantly. Stir in corn mixture; set aside. Beat egg whites (at room temperature) and cream of tartar in a large bowl with mixer at high speed until stiff peaks form. Gently stir one-fourth of egg white mixture into corn mixture. Gently fold in remaining egg white mixture. Pour mixture into prepared soufflé dish. Bake at 325° for 1 hour or until puffed and golden. Serve immediately. I cut it in four! Reheats very nicely for lunch! Nutritional Information CALORIES 218(31% from fat); FAT 7.4g (sat 2.9g,mono 1.7g,poly 0.9g); IRON 1.2mg; CHOLESTEROL 129mg; CALCIUM 193mg; CARBOHYDRATE 22.4g; SODIUM 378mg; PROTEIN 17g; FIBER 2.1g