Baked Swiss chard

Baked Swiss chard

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(7 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 40 mins

Easy

Serves 6
Try baking leafy greens with garlic, cream and Parmesan for an indulgent side dish - perfect with your Sunday roast

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal403
  • fat30g
  • saturates18g
  • carbs15g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre3g
  • protein18g
  • salt1.7g
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Ingredients

  • oil or butter, for greasing
  • 1kg Swiss chard, stems cut into 1cm pieces and leaves into quarters
    Swiss chard

    Swiss chard

    swiss shard

    Also known as just plain chard, swiss chard has large, fleshy but tender deep green leaves and…

  • 200ml double cream
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed to a paste with sea salt
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 200g Parmesan, grated (or vegetarian alternative)
    Parmesan

    Parmesan

    parm-ee-zan

    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…

  • 75g dried breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves

Method

  1. Put a pan of salted water on to boil and cook the chard stalks for 2 mins until tender. Remove the stalks with a slotted spoon. Add the leaves and cook for 30 secs-1 min. Drain and reserve 200ml of the cooking water. In a saucepan, bring the cream to a simmer, then add the garlic and cook for 2 mins. Whisk in the water, egg yolks and 140g Parmesan, and let them all melt together and bubble for 3 mins.

  2. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Add the chard to the saucepan, season, mix well and tip into a greased baking dish. Top with the breadcrumbs, thyme and remaining Parmesan. Cover with foil and bake for 15 mins. Remove
the foil and cook for 15 mins more
 until golden and bubbling.

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