This video came to me after my blog was posted. It is wonderful....and I hope some of our children and grandchildren slow down their electronic habits long enough to watch it....it only takes a minute. http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=KTb6qdPu8JE
1 tablespoon butter, plus more for baking dish
1 1/2 cups corn kernels
2/3 cup yellow cornmeal
Pinch of cayenne pepper
1 cup sharp white cheddar cheese
4 large eggs
1.Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Butter a 2-quart souffle dish or casserole; set aside. In a medium saucepan, combine butter, milk, corn, cornmeal, 1 teaspoon salt, and cayenne. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium, and simmer, stirring frequently, until mixture is slightly thickened, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in cheese. Let cool until just warm to the touch, about 15 minutes. Stir in egg yolks until combined.
2.In a clean mixing bowl, beat egg whites and a pinch of salt until soft peaks form. Stir 1/3 of the whites into cornmeal mixture until combined, then gently fold in the remaining whites with a rubber spatula. Pour into prepared dish.
3.Place dish in oven; reduce oven heat to 375 degrees. Bake until browned on top but still slightly loose in the center, 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes before serving.