Bacon Spoon Bread

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Ingredients

3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
1-1/2 cups water
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 cup butter or shortening, room temperature
2 whole Garlic cloves, crushed
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup milk
4 whole eggs, separated
1/2 lb fried Bacon slices, crumbled

Preparation

Grease a one quart casserole or souffle dish.

Preheat oven to 325°. (If using a convection oven, reduce heat 25°.)

In a saucepan stir the cornmeal into the cold water and place over medium heat. Bring to a bubbling boil, stirring constantly. When it is thick, perhaps 60 seconds, remove from heat.

Stir in the cheese, butter, garlic, and salt. When the cheese is melted, pour in the milk. Stir in the egg yolks and add the bacon bits.

Beat the egg whites stiff, and fold them into the batter.

Pour the mixture into the casserole or soufflé dish. Level the batter with a rubber scraper or spatula.

Bake until the bread is nicely browned, high, and puffy, about 1 hour. Slip a knife into the center of the casserole. If the blade comes out clean and dry, the spoon bread is done. If not, return to the oven for an additional 10 minutes.

Remove the bread from the oven and carry the dish to the table. Serve with 2 spoons.

Yield

Serves 6

Cook Time

Prep Time: 20 mins.
Cook Time: 60 mins.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information is provided as a resource. Values will vary depending on specific ingredients used.
Serving Size: 1
Number of Servings: Serves 6
Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 544
Calories from Fat: 432

Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 48g
73%
Carbohydrates 20g
6%
Dietary Fiber 3g
12%
Saturated Fat 26g
130%
Calories 544kcal
27%
Cholesterol 238mg
79%
Protein 27g
45%
Sodium 859mg
35%
Calcium
7%
Iron
13%
Vitamin A
19%
Vitamin C
1%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.