I was wondering how should I prepare the Chard I bought from a local farm shop this week (Windy Arbour farm if you fancy a nosy at what else I’ve got from there). I googled and I saw that the easiest way to prepare it is to sauteed it. I like the idea of trying a simple recipe to see how much I like the taste and only after that going into an elaborate recipe, so here is my recipe for Sauteed chard.
Ingredients for 2 servings:
– 1 bunch of chard
– juice from 1/2 of lemon
– 2-3 spoons of olive oil
– 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
Wash and pat dry the chard. Chop the stem and put them in a bowl, chop the leaves and put them in another bowl. Preheat a frying pan over medium heat and pour the oil. When the oil is hot, add the stems and stir. Leave the stems on the hob for 2-3 minutes, then add the leaves and stir.
The stems take a little bit longer to cook and this is why is better to leave them longer on the heat.
Stir every couple of minutes. After 10 minutes add the salt and garlic powder and stir. Leave for another couple of minutes. The chard is ready to be served.
If you rather make it with fresh garlic, add the crushed garlic at the same time with the stems.
I like the taste and I think sauteed is great as a side dish. Do you have a favourite recipe for chard?