Mom would prepare this for us often when fresh chard from Dad's garden was plentiful. When I finally wrote down the recipe, Mom couldn't give me exact measurements, as all good cooks are guilty of. I think this recipe is based on traditional Mennonite/Pennsylania Dutch fare, since my Dad was from that region. A blast from the past!
- Rinse and drain well the chard to remove grit. Cut away stems and discard.
- Fry up bacon slices until crisp. Transfer to paper towel and drain. Let cool, then crumble. Set aside. Reserve bacon fat.
- On medium-high heat in frying pan, add the vinegar and sugar to the bacon fat and bring to boil. Boil for about 30 seconds. Make sure not to burn; reducing heat if necessary.
- Reduce heat to medium, add the chopped chard and sautè 2-3 minutes until slightly wilted but not slimy.
- Add the crumbled bacon. Stir well to coat with the bacon dressing. Transfer to platter and serve warm.
This was so good! I've grown Swiss chard for a couple of years now and didn't really know what to do with it. Now I do! I added a little chopped onion but kept everything else the same. Delicious!
Oh, this was so yummy! I played around with the recipe some to suit our mood--I added a can of cooked black eyed peas, and since we wanted more "pot likker" I doubled the vinegar and added about 1/4 c stock. I served it over rice cooked in stock, and since I made it for the Veg Swap I used liquid smoke instead of bacon fat. I still followed the recipe directions as written, boiling the vinegar and sugar together then adding the greens. My entire family gobbled this up, all the way down to the 8 month old :). Thanks, CG! Made for Veg Swap 35.
Yummmmmm!! Made with home grown chard and a wonderful vadalia onion thrown in for good measure. Supper good over Sesame Orzo With Charred Onions with grilled meat on the side. Made for ZWT6 by a Looney Spoon Phoodie.