Creamed Swiss Chard

Side Dish

Recipe courtesy of The Culinary Institute of American Cookbook

Serves 6

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup diced prosciutto
  • ¼ cup minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 8 cups chopped Swiss chard leaves
  • ⅓ cup heavy cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan
  • ¼ teaspoon grated nutmeg

Creamed Swiss Chard

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Heat the olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the prosciutto and sauté until aromatic, about 1 minutes. Increase the heat to high, and add the onion and garlic. Sauté, stirring constantly, until the garlic is aromatic, about 1 minute more.

Add the Swill chard, sautéing just until the leaves wilt, about 5 minutes. Add the heavy cream and bring to a simmer. Cook until tender, about 5 minutes.

Season generously with salt and pepper. Remove from the heat and stir in the parmesan and nutmeg. Serve immediately in a heated bowl or on heated plates.


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