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Cheddar Spoon Bread with Bacon

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Bacon and Cheddar cheese flavor this  cornmeal spoonbread recipe. Spoon bread is very easy to make, a cross between custard and cornbread.

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1 1/2 cup cold water
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter, soft
  • 2 small cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 12 slices bacon, crisp-cooked and drained

Preparation:

Grease a 2-quart casserole dish. Heat the oven to 325° F.

Combine cornmeal and water in a saucepan; cook, stirring constantly, until the cornmeal is the consistency of mush. Remove from heat. Add shredded cheese, butter, garlic, and salt to the cornmeal mixture; stir until cheese is melted. Stir in milk.

In a small bowl, beat egg yolks well; stir into the cornmeal mixture.

Crumble bacon, reserving a little for garnish, if desired.

Stir bacon into the cornmeal mixture.

Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; fold into the cornmeal mixture.

Pour batter into a the prepared 2-quart casserole or souffle dish. Bake for about 60 to 70 minutes.

Spoon into warm dishes and sprinkle with a little crumbled bacon and a little butter.
Serves 6.

 

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