Try this no-cholesterol spinach souffle recipe for the Passover / Pesach festival. Recipes abound for soufflés, but the following recipe for spinach souffle is a healthy version that includes non-fat chicken broth.
What exactly is a souffle? The word "soufflé" (pronounced "sou-flay") is a French word and is the past tense of the French verb "souffler", which means "to blow", or to "puff up", so "soufflé" means "blew up" or "puffed up". In turn, the French verb "souffler" is taken from the Latin word "Sufflare", which means "to blow". How does this relate to a souffle in culinary terms? Yes, there is a connection: a souffle in culinary terms means a dish that is made from a sauce, egg yolks, beaten egg whites, and a flavoring or purée (as of seafood, fruit, or vegetables) and baked until it is puffed up, hence the name "souffle" or "soufflé" to use the exact French spelling of the word in the latter case.
3 1/2 tablespoons margarine
1 tablespoon finely ground matzo meal
2 1/4 tablespoons potato starch
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons Nonfat Chicken Broth
1 onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 bunches spinach, washed and dried, stems removed
1 teaspoon dill, optional
6 egg whites
Instructions for the No-Cholesterol Spinach Soufflé, French-Style recipe:
Makes 10 servings.
Nutrition Information Per Serving: Calories: 72.5; Protein: 4.1 grams; Carbohydrates: 5.5 grams; Fat: 4 grams (including 7 grams of Saturated Fat); Cholesterol: 11 milligrams.