Swiss Chard with Onions & Garlic

I made my second swiss chard recipe ever tonight. (first being here with feta and dried cranberries) This was pretty good too- but I think I liked the first recipe better. The kids did too- I only gave them bites of it and only one ate it all. It wasn’t very visually appealing- hence no pictures- and that doesn’t help with the kids.

Anyway, here is my monster crop of swiss chard-

Here is the recipe- found at


3 pounds green Swiss chard (about 2 large bunches)
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 medium onions, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped


Cut stems and center ribs from chard, discarding any tough portions, then cut stems and ribs crosswise into 2-inch pieces. Stack chard leaves and roll up lengthwise into cylinders. Cut cylinders crosswise to make 1-inch-wide strips.

Heat oil and butter in a large heavy pot over medium heat until foam subsides, then cook onions and garlic with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper, covered, stirring occasionally, until onions begin to soften, about 8 minutes.

Add chard stems and ribs, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until stems are just tender, about 10 minutes.

Add chard leaves in batches, stirring until wilted before adding next batch, and cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until tender, 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer with a slotted spoon to a serving bowl.

I bought my first bag of local potatoes today from Young’s. I was so glad they had some- I had heard that another local farm, Ferolbink Farms, had to till under under most of their crop due to the blight, as I was talking about yesterday.

Did you notice my new back splash in the swiss chard picture? No? You better go back up and look because this is BIG- real big!! I have not had a back splash in this kitchen ever. I can’t tell you what is hiding (forever unless it starts to stink me out of the house) behind my cabinets. Isn’t it beautiful? I’m so happy!!