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Southwest Souffle

For about ten years, we had the pleasure of hosting a shy teenage boy and his mother during the week-long Hampton Classic Equestrian Show where Zach competed as a show jumper. One of the mornings during his second year with us, I made this breakfast for them. Zach wasn’t much of a talker, but Southwest Souffle got his attention.

“Wow! This is my favorite of all!” he said.

Therefore, for many years following, if you visited during the week before Labor Day, at some point, Southwest Souffle would be your featured entree at breakfast. Zach would eat his portion, anything his mother couldn’t finish, and even ask me to save any leftovers for him to reheat after his show classes.

It is a simple, quickly assembled vegetarian egg dish that can easily be spiced up or added to as desired, and as Zach knows, leftovers are great hot, cold, or room temperature. In fact, I’ve made it specifically to be used as an hors d’oeuvre at cocktail parties.

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