Souffle is one of the easiest crockpot recipes to make, since it is a question of combining the ingredients and leaving it to cook for a couple of hours. If you like the sound of that easy recipe, you might enjoy making a crockpot souffle recipe.
A souffle is a fluffy, light dish which is made with beaten eggs. They are supposed to be light and airy and they are normally baked, but slow cooking is a good preparation method for them too. Souffles can be sweet or savory and popular flavors include cheese, chocolate, spinach or mushroom. A souffle can be served as an appetizer, entree or dessert.
Tips for Super Souffles
This dish is known for being difficult to make but actually there is nothing too difficult about making a souffle recipe, as long as you follow some good tips.
First of all, it is vital that the mixture has the right consistency, else it will not rise properly or be light and fluffy.
If you are following a traditional recipe you will need to whisk the egg whites and blend the egg yolks with the other ingredients. With a crockpot recipe this is not necessary. When making a conventional souffle it is important to separate the egg yolks and egg whites. There should not be any trace of egg yolk in the egg white, else the egg white will not be able to form peaks.
You can add some lemon juice or cream of tartar to the whites to help the stiffening process. Fold the egg whites into the rest of the mixture using a wide, flat spoon. This helps to keep the air bubbles in the mixture.
You should use a large dish to allow the batter to rise and expand. Serve it as soon as it is cooked, because this dish deflates as it cools down.
Recipe for Slow Cooker Spinach Souffle
This recipe is extremely simple and you just need to combine the ingredients and add them to a lightly buttered crock pot. Your crockpot needs to have at least a three and a half quart capacity. If you have a souffle dish and a big crockpot, you can use the dish in the crockpot. The cooking time varies from two to three hours but you will be able to see when the souffle has risen.
What you will need:
- 1/4 cup grated onion
- 2 beaten eggs
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 lbs thawed, drained spinach
- 8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
How to make it:
Combine the spinach and onion. Beat the eggs, nutmeg, cream cheese, black pepper, cheddar and mayonnaise together and add the spinach and onion.
Transfer the mixture to a greased crockpot and cook for about two and a half hours on high.