Swiss Chard with Toasted Breadcrumbs
Fresh vegetables, like swiss chard, raw or uncooked, require few embellishments to highlight their flavors.
- Total Time:
- Servings: 6
Source: Everyday Food, September 2004
- 2 1/2 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup fresh breadcrumbs
- Coarse salt and ground pepper
- 2 pounds Swiss chard
In a 5-quart saucepan, melt 1/2 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Add fresh breadcrumbs and a pinch each of coarse salt and ground pepper. Cook, tossing, until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Set aside; wipe pan with a paper towel.
Swiss chard; slice crosswise 3/4 inch thick, keeping stems separate from greens.
In pan, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium-high. Cook stems, stirring, until tender, 4 to 6 minutes. Add greens; cover and cook over medium-low until wilted, 5 minutes. Uncover; cook, stirring, over medium-high until pan is dry, 6 to 8 minutes.
Season with salt and pepper; add a pinch of sugar, if desired. Top with breadcrumbs.