Parisian Breakfast Souffles
Our Parisian Breakfast Souffles are a wonderful break from bacon and eggs or other regular egg dish for breakfast. The ham, onion and Gruyere cheese mixture is enhanced with our Parisian Café Seasoning Blend. The blend of shallots (which are very French), and other spices add an extra flavor dimension to the final dish. The way they puff up and bake to a golden color is very impressive. And if you have guests, they might think they are at a French café. They are easy to make and if you want to save time preparing them, make the batter mixture the night before.
1 Cup All-purpose Flour
1 Tablespoon Parisian Café Seasoning
2 Large Eggs, Separated
1 ¼ Cups Whole Milk
½ Cup Finely Diced Yellow Onion
4 Ounces Ham, Dice into Medium Pieces
½ Cup (Packed) Fresh Grated Gruyere Cheese, about 2 to 3 Ounces
2 Tablespoons Fresh Chives, Chopped
2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter, plus More for Ramekins
4 10 Ounce Ramekins
Sift the flour into a medium bowl. Add the Parisian Café and whisk to combine. Make a well in the center of flour mixture. Add the egg yolks and ¼ cup of the milk. Whisk to combine. Gradually add the rest of the milk, whisking into a smooth batter. Let rest for 30 minutes. You can also make the night before, cover and refrigerate until the morning.
Preheat the oven to 425°. Butter the ramekins.
In a medium skillet, melt the 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat. Add the diced onion. Cook until translucent, about 6 to 8 minutes, mixing frequently so they don’t burn. Take off the heat and let cool for about l0 minutes. Add the diced ham, onion and Gruyere cheese between the ramekins.
Whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form. Gently fold into batter with a rubber spatula. Spoon in equal portions into the ramekins over the ham, onion and cheese mixture. Sprinkle with the chives. Place the ramekins on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 20-22 minutes, until golden color and puffed up. Let cool for 5 minutes and serve warm. Serve with fresh fruit for a nice breakfast for you and your family and guests.