Dalmatian Swiss Chard
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We are a bit biased when it comes to Swiss Chard, owing to the fact that we’ve holidayed on the Dalmatian coast for the last 3 years running. The link being that one of the staple side dishes of the area is swiss chard and potatoes and we absolutely love it. Its such a simple combination of subtle greens and tender potatoes mixed with a good helping of garlic and oil, that makes us wonder why we don’t have it back on our menus at home? I would encourage you to try this dish out as it works tremendously well with baked or grilled meat and fish. In fact it’s so good we could have it just on its own!
Recipe type: Side
Cuisine: Croatian
Serves: 4
  1. Peel the potatoes and cut into large chunks. Place in a saucepan with enough water to cover and set on a medium heat. Leave to come to the boil and then cook for 5-10 minutes or until almost tender, then drain the potatoes and set aside.
  2. In a large pan pour in the oil and add the sliced garlic. Set on a low heat and gently cook the garlic so that it infuses with the oil. Shred the swiss chard and after a couple of minutes when the garlic has softened add in the swiss chard and potatoes to the pan and mix gently.
  3. Cook for a further couple of minutes until the chard has wilted and softened. Season well with salt, pepper and a good glug of olive oil if you wish and serve.
Recipe by The Sidings N21 at http://www.thesidingsn21.co.uk/dalmatian-swiss-chard/