Tuesday, August 9, 2011



Ever planted Swiss Chard in your garden and not known what to do with it? This recipe is an original handed down to me by a sweet Swiss woman. I learned in her kitchen, under merciless scrutiny!

Here's Esther's recipe for Summer Swiss Chard:



First, season and brown ground beef until done.



While it's cooking, wash and chop the chard (leaves and stalks, please). Boil these in salted water for about five minutes or until white pieces are tender. Drain.



Whip up a bechamel sauce to a thick consistency, season to taste, and add drained and boiled chard.



Line a pan with the ground beef, pour the bechamel melange over the top and - as a good Swiss sous-chef always does - cover the entire thing with Raclette cheese, or any good cheese that melts well.



Pop it in the oven until the cheese gets melty and starts to bubble.

Bon appétit!


11 comments:

Out on the prairie said...

MMMM sounds good. My neighbor Esther was from Italy. Her husband made a special board for her to prepare it and she breaded the whole leaves and fried it.

Ola said...

I have never eaten that and I think I saw that plant for the fist time:) the result looks delicous!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

That looks yummy! :) Oh, and I love your apron!

TexWisGirl said...

you are so cute! i'll never make this recipe, but the presentation was lovely!

Meg said...

Ooooh that sounds yummy! I want to plant "greens" next year and this sounds way better than the onions and bacon my grandma used to cook it with.

Linda said...

Yum, yum and double yum.

Randy said...

That sounds very good, and the photos make it even more tempting. By the way I love your banner photo. It's so cheerful.

Southern Lady said...

That looks yummy! I think that is quite possibly the best swiss chard recipe I have seen. Carla

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I love Swiss chard and this recipe is one for the I'll try pile. I don't imagine it matters if it is the red variety.

Dawn said...

I'll be bringing the wine....a bottle. Or 2.
:)

Pam said...

My goodness gracious Allli- it sounds so yummy for my tummy :D

hugs,
Pam