Recipe by ninja
Here's an easy, quick and savory recipe for Swiss chard from zany, excellent Chef Anne Burrell. It's one of my favorites! Chard is one of the super leafy greens packed with minerals and vitamins as well as a healthy dose of fiber. It tastes a lot like spinach with a slightly stronger taste, depending on the cooking method. Use regular olive oil, not virgin, for best flavor. Reduce the amount of bacon if desired.
Top Review by baumer64
First time trying chard and we loved it. Made it exactly as the recipe said and will try it again. The only thing I might try adding to this sometime is some balsamic just to try something a little different but again, very good the way the recipe is written.
- olive oil, enough to lightly coat pan
- 1 cup bacon, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, smashed
- 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 bunch swiss chard, stems removed and cut into 1/2-inch lengths, leaves cut into 1 1/2-inch lengths
- 1⁄2 cup chicken or 1⁄2 cup vegetable stock
- kosher salt, to taste
Directions See How It's Made
- Coat a large saute pan lightly with olive oil and add the diced bacon, garlic, and crushed red pepper.
- Bring the pan to medium-high heat. When the garlic has turned a lovely golden brown, remove from the pan and discard.
- At this point the bacon should start to become brown and crispy. Add the Swiss chard stems and the stock and cook until the stock has mostly evaporated.
- Add the Swiss chard leaves and saute until they are wilted. Season with salt and serve.