Any good chard recipes?

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Registered: 05-20-2004
Any good chard recipes?
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Mon, 04-23-2012 - 11:10am

I picked up the prettiest rainbow chard yesterday at the store. Anyone have a good recipe? I usually put it in some sort of quiche, scrambled eggs, or bake it in a frittata with potatoes and eggs. I guess I need some new ideas!!

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Mon, 04-23-2012 - 4:50pm

Sorry, I've never had chard before.

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Tue, 04-24-2012 - 9:02am

Hey I saw this neat recipe: http://www.ivillage.com/skillet-gnocchi-chard-white-beans/3-r-295983

I thought it looked really tasty.

Karla
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Tue, 04-24-2012 - 1:21pm
Yum, that does look good! I bookmarked it for the future. I don't have any gnocci on hand right now. I'll have to pick some up at the store later this week. I know I'll have plenty of chard left over. The bunch I picked up is huge!

I'm going to go with this recipe for tonight since I have all the ingredients on hand~
http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/bella/2011/03/savory_rainbow_chard_and_finge.php
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Tue, 04-24-2012 - 1:23pm

You know, that does look good but I wonder-do your kids like that kind of thing? My husband would eat it but I don't think my kids (teens) would touch it. If it doesn't look like pizza or tacos then I can't get them to even sniff it.

Karla
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Tue, 04-24-2012 - 1:42pm
My kids are surprisingly good eaters. Every once in awhile I'll serve something that one of them just won't eat, but it's rare. They'll usually at least clean their plate (I give them a rather small amount to start with.) so they can get a snack later. If they don't finish, there's no bed time snack. I've found that the more they try different things, the more they like them.
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Wed, 04-25-2012 - 1:18pm

I love chard and grow it in my garden. I eat it steamed, shreaded into soups and any place I can put a mild green veggie. I even cut up the stems (because the birds are good at eating the leaves!) into stir frys. Chard has such a mild flavor that most people don't mind it. Incidentally it is in the beet family but doesn't produce bulbs at the end. Surprisingly wnough I don't like the white stemmed variety.

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Fri, 04-27-2012 - 1:32pm
I ended up sauteeing (sp?) garlic, shallots and chopped chard, then put it in the oven with some fingerling potatoes I had boiled and topped it with cheese. It was heavenly!!
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Fri, 04-27-2012 - 2:59pm

My husband and I both like chard more than cabbage, so we make cabbage rolls with chard instead.

We make a vegetarian version, with lentils and brown rice, but I would imagine any cabbage roll filling would work. :smileyhappy: