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Kentucky Spoon Bread Recipe

Kentucky Spoon Bread Recipe

This is a traditional Kentucky recipe. It’s a popular side dish served all year long. If you’ve never tried spoon bread before, I think you’ll find it’s tasty and comforting.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups 2% milk
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 3 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 eggs, separated

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan, heat 3 cups milk over medium heat until bubbles form around sides of pan.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the cornmeal, sugar, salt and remaining milk until smooth. Slowly whisk cornmeal mixture into hot milk. Cook and stir until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • 3. Remove from the heat. Sprinkle baking powder over the cornmeal mixture, then stir it in with the butter. In a small bowl, beat egg yolks; stir in a small amount of hot cornmeal mixture. Return all to the pan and mix well.
  • 4. In a small bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold a fourth of the egg whites into the cornmeal mixture. Fold in remaining egg whites until blended.
  • 5. Transfer to a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until puffed and golden brown. Serve immediately. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 197 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 104 mg cholesterol, 433 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 8 g protein.