Saturday, July 12, 2014

Swiss Chard and #Bacon With Parmesan

  If you haven't cooked with Swiss Chard, I suggest you do it this summer!  It's delicious! 
 I'm embarrassed to say I had never cooked Swiss Chard before a couple of years ago, but after I did, there was no turning back.  The leafs are very thick and don't look like they would be very good raw, like in a salad.

 First, I cut up an onion, 2 carrots and some garlic.  I sauteed these in some bacon drippings until they were tender. (I love bacon drippings.  I'm like my grandmother, I save it every time we cook bacon!)

I then added some chicken broth and put in the finely chopped red stalks of the chard.  I cooked these until they were tender and lastly, added the leaves and cooked them until they wilted!  I added some crumbled bacon, lemon juice and topped it with Parmesan Cheese.

The result was amazing!  I felt like a chef indeed!  I absolutely love the subtle zingy taste of the chard.  It is a great addition to any meal!


Laura Funk said...

I have never heard of Swiss Chard??? Crazy beautiful though. Thanks for a recipe. Thanks for linking up last week to Friday Favorites, hope to see you this week too!

amy m said...

This looks amazing! I'm wondering if it might work with farro, too, or amaranth. I love cooking with those crazy ancient grains.

A GAL NEEDS... said...

Wow, farro and amaranth! These sound so interesting and full of promise. I would love to experiment with these.