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Use a variety of colorful tomatoes, including red, yellow, orange, and green, to make this elegant dish more visually appealing. Serve as an appetizer or side dish, or pair it with a chilled soup, salad, and wine for a light meal.

Joanne Weir
Recipe by Cooking Light July 2008

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Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

Recipe Summary

Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375°.

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  • Coat 4 (6-ounce) custard cups or ramekins with cooking spray. Place 3 tablespoons flour in a medium bowl. Gradually add milk to bowl, stirring constantly with a whisk until blended. Add egg whites and eggs; stir well. Add Parmigiano-Reggiano, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper; stir well. Divide mixture evenly among prepared custard cups. Place custard cups in a 9-inch square baking pan; add hot water to the pan to a depth of 1 inch. Bake at 375° for 25 minutes or until puffy and set.

  • Combine tomato, dash of salt, and dash of pepper in a medium bowl. Loosen edges of flans with a knife or rubber spatula. Place a plate, upside down, on top of each cup; invert onto plates. Spoon 1/2 cup tomato mixture over each flan. Top each serving with 1 tablespoon basil.

  • Wine note: These scrumptious flans take much of their savoriness from the Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. Because the cheese has a nutty/salty flavor, it pairs well with an earthy light red. Traditionally, Chianti would fill this bill, but for a more modern twist, try a California pinot noir instead. Pinot is an all-around winner with most hard cheeses. A favorite: Saintsbury 2006 Pinot Noir from Carneros, California, about $ —Karen MacNeil

Nutrition Facts

192 calories; calories from fat 34%; fat 7.3g; saturated fat 3.7g; mono fat 2.5g; poly fat 0.7g; protein 16.7g; carbohydrates 14.2g; fiber 1.3g; cholesterol 106mg; iron 1.5mg; sodium 478mg; calcium 286mg.
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