I’m considering renaming this blog. How about “101 Things to do with Swiss Chard”? I feel like that’s what it’s turning into. However, I have discovered some quite tasty Swiss Chard recipes by virtue of having so much of it to experiment with.
My husband found this recipe, and I was definitely skeptical. See if you don’t agree with me:
See? I was skeptical. But we have plenty of Swiss chard, not to mention a HUGE sweet potato we bought at the Farmers’ Market back in October. And just think, I’m posting this just in time for you to add this dish to your Thanksgiving menu. Maybe not.
But basically, you take heaps of Swiss Chard, a bunch of sliced sweet potato, a nice white sauce with garlic, heaps of Swiss cheese (we used cheap cheese, not Gruyere), onion, fresh herbs, some seasonings, and layer it all together.
Here’s the onion and chard stems getting cooked in some butter and nutmeg. It’s so pretty, it has to be tasty! (The chard greens get added in too, just a bit later.)
The gratin before getting its last dose of white sauce and cheese.
Mmm…it looks so delicious in its golden brown goodness! On first bite, I thought, ‘This is totally not worth the work.’ After the first piece, I thought it would be good once a year. After we’ve eaten the whole thing, it is definitely a good dish for a Friday night or some other night you have a little more time to cook, lots of chard available, and want something warm and tasty!