Monday, 23 September 2013

Swiss Chard or Kale with Apple & Onion

Here is a very quick and easy way to serve Swiss chard or kale. The apples and onions add a touch of sweetness to balance the astringency of the leaves. This would make a good side dish with just about any pork dish, although I served it with chicken and got no complaints.

4 servings
20 minutes prep time

Swiss Chard or Kale with Apple & Onion

1 large onion
1 large apple
8 to 12 leaves of Swiss chard or kale
1 tablespoon butter or mild vegetable oil

Peel the onion, and cut it into slivers. Peel the apple, core it, and cut it into thin slices. Wash and trim the Swiss chard or kale. Cut off the stems, and discard if using kale. If using Swiss chard, cut as many as you wish to add to the dish (anywhere between all and none - I used half) into bite-sized slices. Roughly chop the leaves.

Heat the butter or oil in a large skillet. Add the onion, apple, and stem pieces if using, and sauté until they are softened and slightly browned, about 3 or 4 minutes. Add the chopped leaves and continue cooking and stirring until they are all cooked down to your liking. Serve at once.

Last year at this time I made Beans with Peppers & Shiitakes.

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