What do do with chard?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by JennsPeeps, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    I've got some chard and am not sure what to do with it. All I can come up with right now is to freeze it (copped) for soups.

  2. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Songster

    Mar 17, 2008
    San Antonio
    Chard quiche


    * 1 teaspoon olive oil
    * 1/2 sweet onion
    * 1/2 bunch swiss chard
    * 2 1/2 cups shredded cheese
    * 4 eggs
    * 1 cup skim milk
    * salt
    * pepper


    1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
    2. Wash and dry swiss chard. Cut off the very ends of the stems. Roughly chop (leaving stems intact) the chard.
    3. Add onion and Chard to the oil and saute until stems are tender (do not overcook). Add salt & pepper to taste.
    4. Meanwhile, grate 2.5 cups of cheese. Use whatever varieties you want/have. Be creative! I used Swiss, Cheddar, Parmesan, and Cojito.
    5. Wisk eggs. Add milk and cheese. Fold in the onion/chard mixture. Add salt & pepper to taste, if necessary.
    6. Pour into a pie dish that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
    7. Bake for 35-45 minutes or until golden brown and no liquid seeps when you poke it with a knife.

    I found this and it sounds great!
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 14, 2008
  3. DrakeMaiden

    DrakeMaiden Overrun with Drakes

    Jun 8, 2007
    Kitsap County, WA
    You can use it instead of spinach in a quiche!

    Edited to say: I guess I got beat on that one. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2008
  4. BearSwampChick

    BearSwampChick Chicken Sensei

    Jan 10, 2008
    Marysville, OH
    Chop it up and saute with a little olive oil, minced garlic and salt to taste. It really cooks down, so use a lot. Oh yeah, make sure and rinse it several times in a large bowl of water. It retains a lot of dirt from the garden.
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2008
  5. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Songster

    Aug 8, 2008
    Can you feed it to your chickens?
  6. SandraMort

    SandraMort Songster

    Jul 7, 2008
    I know you can feed kale to chickens, so why not chard? I also vote for saute w ith garlic and oil, and it's nice tossed with pasta or grains that way. Especially rainbow! Cut the leaves off the stems and cook the chopped stems before the leaves, they take longer to cook.
  7. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Songster

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    Quote:That's how I do it too. Mmmmm! Love it. Maybe a light drizzle of balsamic vinegar but personally I like it better, the simpler it is.
  8. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    All look mmmmm mmmmmm good!
  9. Lea71

    Lea71 Songster

    Yep...chard and kale....that's what my girls get for treats. I use chard in quiche's, soups....pretty much anywhere I would use spinach. [​IMG]

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