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Archive for Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Egg Roll-Up elegant for Easter

March 19, 2008

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Are you planning an Easter brunch? Here's an egg dish shared by the American Egg Board that, even though it's time consuming, gives an incredible presentation on the plate.

Elegant Egg Roll-Up

Cooking spray

1 1/2 cups sliced zucchini

1 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms

1/2 cup diced sweet red peppers

1/4 cup chopped onion

6 eggs, separated

3 tablespoons flour

1/4 teaspoon salt, optional

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 1/4 cups skim or low-fat milk, heated

1/2 cup grated reduced-fat cheddar cheese

Parsley sprigs, optional

Evenly coat a 10-inch skillet with spray. Add zucchini, mushrooms, peppers and onion. Cover and cook over medium heat until peppers are crisp-tender. Set aside. Meanwhile, evenly coat 15-by-10-by-1 inch jelly roll pan with spray. Line with wax paper and spray again. Set aside.

In large mixing bowl at high speed, beat egg whites until stiff but not dry, just until whites no linger slip when bowl is tilted. In small mixing bowl at high speed, beat together yolks, flour, salt, if desired and pepper until smooth. Gently fold yolk mixture into beaten whites. Pour into prepared pan and gently spread evenly.

Bake in preheated 350-degree oven until top springs back when lightly touched with finger, about 8 to 10 minutes. With spatula, loosen egg from sides of pan invert onto clean tea towel. Carefully pull wax paper. Trim all edges with serrated knife. Starting from long edge, roll up egg, rolling towel in with egg. Place wrapped roll seam-side down on wire rack until cook, about 30 minutes.

Carefully unroll cake and spoon 3/4 cup of the milk over egg. Sprinkle with reserved vegetables and 1/4 cup of the cheese. Reroll. Place seam-side down on shallow baking pan. Spoon remaining 1/2 cup milk and sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup shredded cheese over top. Bake in preheated 375 degrees until cheese is melted and heated through, about 10 to 12 minutes. Cut into 1 1/4-inch slices. Garnish slices with parsley sprigs, if desired.

- Susan Krumm is an Extension agent in family and consumer sciences with K-State Research and Extension-Douglas County, 2110 Harper St. She can be reached at 843-7058.

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