Have you ever "souffled"? Me either, this is my first time. Thank you for being here to share this souffle experience. Are you afraid to souffle? I was, that's why I haven't made one before. Now I'm a souffling maniac! One word of caution, timing is critical with this dish. The moment it comes out of the oven it needs to be served or yes, the horrible will happen, it will deflate a little. It will still taste amazing, but the show stopping fluff will be a memory.
If you ever want to impress your dinner guests, with eye candy and flavor, plus saying "souffle" is fun and it sounds so sophisticated.; this is the golden ticket.
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan
1 (3.6-ounce) packet instant roasted garlic mashed potatoes, made according to package directions and cooled completely (recommended: Betty Crocker)
4 eggs, separated
3/4 cup cream
1 tablespoon freshly snipped chives
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter bottom and sides of a 1 1/2-quart souffle dish. Add Parmesan to dish and roll dish to coat inside (just like preparing a cake pan with butter and flour); set aside.
In medium bowl, stir to combine cooled potatoes, egg yolks, cream, chives, salt and pepper; set aside.
In another medium bowl, use an electric mixer to beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Careful not to overbeat.
Stir 1/3 of egg whites into potato mixture. Gently fold in remaining egg whites until just incorporated.
Transfer to prepared souffle dish and bake in preheated oven 60 to 65 minutes, or until puffy and golden brown.
Now you've souffled, go forth and show-off to all of your friends and family!