Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins
Until the last several years, I can't ever remember eating chard. If prepared properly, it is very good, high in vitamins and minerals and makes a delicious side. This is an adaption of a Rachael Ray recipe.
- 2 slices bacon, chopped
- 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
- 1 lb swiss chard, stemmed and coarsely chopped
- 2 -3 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- salt and pepper
- feta cheese (optional)
- In a large skillet, saute the bacon until crisp; remove bacon when crisp and drain all but 1 to 2 teaspoons bacon fat.
- Add the onion to the skillet and cook for a few minutes in the hot fat, toss in the chard, cover pan with a tight fitting lid and steam until the chard wilts, 3 to 4 minutes.
- Add the vinegar, sugar, and salt and pepper to taste, serve immediately sprinkled lightly with crumbled feta cheese if desired.
This was a nice way to prepare Swiss chard, which I had plenty of from the garden. I made this exactly as posted, finding the chard cooks very quickly. And when it cooks down, there is not a whole lot! I wasn't sure what to do with the cooked bacon, so I sprinkled it on top. The end result remind me of a spinach salad with hot bacon dressing (sweet and tangy). Thanks for sharing this recipe. Made for ZWT7 by a Hot Pink Lady.
ohhhh!! So yummy!!! I loved all the flavors here! Great way to use swiss chard, I can't wait to do this again when I get chard from the garden. OK, I will say that I used a couple extra pieces of bacon :)!! Made for ZWT-7 for the Count and his Hot Bites!
This was great!