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Swiss Chard Sun, 07/22/07 10:47 AM (permalink)
I usually make a nice Sunday dinner for my kids and I and am roasting a duck today. As sides I am trying Near East's whole grain wheat pilaf( I am using many more whole grain items lately) and swiss chard. Any input on how I should cook the swiss chard other than just steaming it? My kids are not big fans of it but your eating vegetables is not negotiable in my house

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    RE: Swiss Chard Sun, 07/22/07 10:54 AM (permalink)
    see if your kiddoes will eat it if prepared this way:
    put a little olive oil in the bottom of a skillet- add some shallots chopped or green onions, if you don't have shallots- maybe a touch of garlic- then add the swiss chard- let it saute a moment or two then cover- the chard wilts quickly, don't let it overcook - and the results taste delicious! Sometimes I even cut up a little fresh tomato, this adds a little visual interest to the pan.

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      RE: Swiss Chard Sun, 07/22/07 10:56 AM (permalink)
      Thanks mland, that sounds good!

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        RE: Swiss Chard Wed, 07/25/07 11:35 AM (permalink)
        When I was a kid, my mom would often cook Swiss Chard (along with Swiss steak!!) and it was OK. She did sautee it with onions and garlic and I sorta enjoyed it.

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          RE: Swiss Chard Wed, 07/25/07 7:46 PM (permalink)
          ...add some toasted pine nuts to mland's recipe, and i'm in chard heaven!

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            RE: Swiss Chard Fri, 07/27/07 1:43 PM (permalink)
            I love swiss chard, one of the best ways I use it besides sauteed is parboil it al dante and use it in a quiche instead of spinach and yess I usually use swiss cheese for that particular quiche. It is very tasty and healthful.

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              RE: Swiss Chard Fri, 07/27/07 1:59 PM (permalink)

              I know this is late and also ancillary but next time try this:


              It is especially good.


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