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    Shell Beans and Potato Ragout With Swiss Chard

    Shell Beans and Potato Ragout With Swiss Chard. Photo by Rita~

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    Total Time:

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    55 mins

    10 mins

    45 mins

    Mommy Diva's Note:

    A healthy and delicious recipe I found online from the New York Times. YUMMY! A short series on shell bens - their uses and benefits. Sept 21, 2009

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Bring a large pot of water to a boil; Fill a bowl with ice water then stem the chard, setting aside the stems, and wash the leaves thoroughly in two changes of water.
    2. 2
      Wash the stems, trim away the ends and dice then set aside.
    3. 3
      When the pot of water comes to a boil, salt generously and add the chard leaves; Blanch for one to two minutes, until tender but still bright, and transfer to the bowl of ice water.
    4. 4
      Drain, squeeze out excess water and chop coarsely. Set aside.
    5. 5
      Heat the olive oil in a large, heavy casserole or Dutch oven over medium heat and add the onion.
    6. 6
      Cook, stirring, until it begins to soften, about two minutes, and add the diced chard stems; Cook, stirring often, for about two minutes, until the stems begin to soften, and add the garlic.
    7. 7
      Stir together for a minute, and add the beans, potatoes, water (just enough to cover everything) and bouquet garni.;Bring to a simmer.
    8. 8
      Add salt to taste. then cover and simmer 40 to 45 minutes, until the beans are tender.
    9. 9
      Add the blanched chard, and simmer for another two to three minutes adding pepper, and then taste and adjust salt.
    10. 10
      Remove the bouquet garni and stir in the parsley and marjoram, then serve, passing Parmesan at the table for sprinkling.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 23, 2011

      55

      Healthy tasty goodness. As I got the ingredients together for this I found no potatoes so I served it without and over rice. Used tricolor swiss chard fresh picked from the garden. Used veggie broth in place of the water. I did soak the beans in hot water over night. Thanks. Made for ZWT 2011

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    Nutritional Facts for Shell Beans and Potato Ragout With Swiss Chard

    Serving Size: 1 (420 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 230.6
     
    Calories from Fat 45
    19%
    Total Fat 5.0 g
    7%
    Saturated Fat 0.7 g
    3%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 256.3 mg
    10%
    Total Carbohydrate 37.7 g
    12%
    Dietary Fiber 8.4 g
    33%
    Sugars 2.5 g
    10%
    Protein 11.1 g
    22%

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    bouquet garni

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