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- Ready In:
- 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.
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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.
Delicious! I wasn't sure if I was supposed to put the bacon back in at the end or not, so I did. Why waste perfectly good bacon, right? Didn't have any red onion or feta, so I subbed yellow onion and goat cheese. Left out the sugar. Other than that, made it as written and really enjoyed the chard. It was more filling that I would have guessed and made a great light dinner.
*Made for Australia/NZ Swap # 31* Loved it - Loved it - Loved it !! We have a pretty healthy chard patch, which we share with the neighbor's burro, at night -- and I usually steam it with lemon pepper and salt, and serve with lemon juice, butter, and sometimes -feta. I had some cubed panchetta in place of the bacon, but used all remaining ingredients. It was truly delightful, and I will be preparing this many times. Thanks for posting, Paula !!
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