Green Garlic and Chive Soufflé


Prep time: 
50 minutes


This puffy soufflé is filled with chopped green garlic, chives and plenty of Gruyère cheese.


  • 5 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon parmesan, grated
  • 2 bulbs green garlic
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2 cup milk
  • 2 sprigs of thyme
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 6 egg whites
  • gruyere cheese, grated
  • chives
  • salt and pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Butter a 2-quart gratin dish and sprinkle bottom and sides with Parmesan. Using a sharp knife or food processor, mince garlic.
  2. Melt butter in a saucepan and let cook for 1 minute. Add flour and cook, whisking, until mixture is pale golden, about 5 minutes. Whisk in the milk and thyme sprigs, and continue to cook, whisking constantly, until mixture is thick and smooth, about 2 minutes longer.
  3. Turn off heat and whisk in salt, pepper and nutmeg. Transfer to a large bowl and whisk in egg yolks, one at a time. Whisk in minced garlic, cheese and chives.
  4. In a mixer, whip egg whites with a pinch of salt until they hold soft peaks. Using a spatula, fold a third of the whites into yolk mixture to lighten it, then fold in remaining whites, taking care not to overmix. As you fold, pluck out and discard thyme sprigs.
  5. Spread mixture in prepared pan and smooth top. Bake until golden brown and puffed, 20 to 25 minutes.


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