What do you do with your Swiss chard?

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  1. tancurls

    tancurls Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a ton of chard and I just sauté with bacon which is delicious. I would love any other recipes. What do you do with your chard??
     
  2. 2DogsFarm

    2DogsFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the chard is young leaves I use them in salads.
    Older greens - chard, kale, collards - I saute with garlic in olive oil until tender then serve over pasta.
    I've also added the greens to spaghetti sauce and meatloaf.
     
  3. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    Try boiling it, drain it, then mix it with mustard, honey, vinegar, and a little salt and pepper.

    Or boil it until it is tender. In the meantime saute, brown, or soften (however you like it) chopped onions and garlic. Add paprika to the onions/garlic. Then add the cooked chard, a little at a time so it does not clump, and stir it. Whe it is all added and sort of dried out, it is ready.

    You can also add the leaves to soup.
     
  4. bigmike&nan

    bigmike&nan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yup, what he said...
     
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    I just boil it in salted water, drain and serve it with a tiny bit of vingear over the top,..(same way i eat my spinach)..
    But saute with bacon and onion and garlic sounds sooo much better! :p
     
  6. Dunappy

    Dunappy Out Of The Brooder

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    I replace chard in anything I would use spinach in. I made a wonderful Chard soup recently. I also take the largest stems and chop them up and use them in my pickle relish. I've also "pickled" chard. Put chard in spagetti sauce, soups, stews, and many other dishes. One of my favorites is to take pasta, ground beef, and assorted veggies ( including the chard) and either a tomato sauce or spagetti sauce and mix it all up and bake it until warm. Sprinkle with cheese and let the cheese melt over the top.
     
  7. MiWi

    MiWi Out Of The Brooder

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    I like to sauté it and add to scrambled eggs for breakfast.
     
  8. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Yum! bets thats gooood in an omlet! :thumbsup
     
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  10. marty8587

    marty8587 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Put a layer of into lassangna or scalloped potatoes.. But for the record bacon and onions make everything better!!
     
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