What do you do with leftover ham? Ham Cheese and Green Onion Soufflé is the perfect answer. I was a late comer to soufflés. I have a love hate relationship with eggs and that kind of translated into a I hate souffles mentality. I really love this soufflé though. It doesn’t taste like eggs. It tastes like delicious Orange Apricot Malta Ham with cheddar cheese and green onions. I cannot find much wrong with that combination. Then you add in the fact that souffles are relatively low-calorie on their own and I had to get over my “I hate soufflés” mentality and fully embrace all that is wonderful about a soufflé.
I was trying to think of something to do with my leftover Orange Apricot Malta Ham. Have you tried that recipe? You really should. It is dynamite. My Dad would make soufflés occasionally when I was growing up and I never cared for them much. My Dad is a fantastic cook and made great soufflés. It was just me! I started to sort of like a soufflé when I had a Grand Marnier Soufflé at my all time favorite restaurant that is now closed. Their souffles were fantastic mostly because they pour a creme anglaise over it. It made me realize I could eat a soufflé. So I decided I would make my own.
Luckily for me, my little sous chef wanted to help. We have started allowing her to cook on the stove with supervision. She can make her own scrambled eggs so I decided I would let her stir the sauce that is the base of the soufflé. I had her stirring away while I was whipping the eggs. She tells me the sauce is ready and I tell her it is too soon, it is not ready. She tells me again “No, Mommy it is ready”. Sure enough the sauce had thickened. She was right!
Soufflés are really easy to make. You can make the sauce base earlier in the day then the rest right before baking. Of course, the most important part is to eat it right away. I would loved to have gotten more pictures but a soufflé falls pretty quickly. It is a great light dinner. Pair it with a salad and you have a low-calorie, healthy meal. My daughter absolutely loved it. I actually cannot wait to make another one.