Simple Saute for Chard
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- 2 lbs swiss chard, cleaned and coarsely chopped
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon salt, to taste
- 1 teaspoon pepper, to taste
- 1 lemon, juice of
- Wash chard by gently submersing in cool water several times.
- Remove the stems from leaves and chop stems into 1 inch pieces. Set aside. Stack the washed leaves and roll them in to a long scroll. Using a sharp knife, cut the scroll in quarters.
- Heat a skillet or heavy dutch oven over medium-high heat, add the olive oil and chopped stems and saute for 5 minutes.
- Add the garlic and saute for an additional 15-20 seconds.
- Add the wet chard leaves, one handful at a time, stirring after each addition.
- After all the leaves have been added, immediately cover the pan with a tight fitting lid and continue cooking over high heat for about 2 or 3 minutes. Uncover and cook just until most of the liquid has evaporated (another 1 minute or so).
- Squeeze a couple of wedges of fresh lemon over prepared chard, season to taste with salt and pepper and serve immediately.
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Hi FolkDiva: looking for a simple recipe for chard. We really don't like it very much--but know it is good for us. I like it better than DH. This was pretty good. I also sauteed a small potato with this to help with the overall flavor . Thanks for a simple recipe. I didn;t want one that needed to be cooked for a long time. This was done in about 5 min. Very nice. Will use again. Judy in WA