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Comforting Spoon Bread

 Comforting Spoon Bread
Here's a comforting side dish that has saved quite a few ordinary meals at our house. To spice it up a bit for Christmas, I stir in a can of holly-green chopped chilies. It's as good for breakfast as it is at lunch or dinner.
6-8 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup cornmeal
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (14-3/4 ounces) cream-style corn
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; set aside.
  • In another bowl, beat egg yolks; set aside.
  • In a saucepan, bring milk to a boil. Whisk in cornmeal and salt.
  • Reduce heat; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Remove
  • from the heat. Stir in the corn, butter and baking powder. Stir in
  • egg yolks. Fold in egg whites.
  • Transfer to a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered,
  • at 350° for 30-35 minutes or just until set. Serve immediately
  • with a spoon. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 166 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 94 mg cholesterol, 483 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.