*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
               Spoonbread With Corn And Green Tomatoes (Weir)
 
 Recipe By     : YOU SAY TOMATO, by Joanne Weir
 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    3      ears          fresh corn -- husked
    3      slices        apple smoked bacon
    2      large         green tomatoes -- diced
    1 1/2  cups          half-and-half
    1 1/2  cups          milk
    1      cup           cornmeal
    4      tablespoons   unsalted butter -- at room temperature
    3      large         eggs; separated -- at room temperature
                         coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
 
 Preheat the oven to 375F degrees. Butter a 2-quart baking dish.
 
 Cook the corn in boiling salted water until tender, about 3 minutes. Remove
 the corn from the cob; you should have about 2 cups.
 
 Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until light golden, 4
 minutes. Remove from the pan, cool and crumble into a bowl. Set aside.
 
 Add the tomatoes and corn to the skillet with the bacon fat and cook until
 hot, 3 minutes. Add to the bacon.
 
 In a large saucepan, bring the half-and-half and milk to a boil over medium
 heat. Immediately sprinkle the cornmeal into the pan, whisking constantly.
 Once the mixture has thickened slightly, change to a wooden spoon and stir
 until thick, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the butter
 until melted. Add the egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each
 addition. Add the bacon mixture and mix well. Season to taste with salt and
 pepper. In a bowl, whip the egg whites to stiff peaks. Fold the egg whites
 into the cornmeal mixture. Place the mixture in the prepared baking dish
 and bake until golden and puffed considerably, 35 to 40 minutes.
 
 Immediately spoon onto serving plates and serve. Serves 8.
 
 [PER SERVING: 280 calories, 9 g protein, 26 g carbohydrate, 16 g fat (9 g
 saturated), 120 mg cholesterol, 112 mg sodium, 3 g fiber.]
 
 *Recipe from You Say Tomato, by Joanne Weir (Broadway Books, 1998).
 
 
 Notes: Spoonbread is an old-timey, colonial American half-pudding,
 half-souffle bread traditionally served as a side dish to crispy fried
 clams or soft-shell crabs. You can substitute red tomatoes here if green
 are unavailable.
 
 Kitpath@earthlink.net 8/27/98
 
 
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