Creamed Swiss chard is a simple variation on classic creamed spinach. Don't forget the nutmeg: a dash of the stuff adds a dimension of flavor to the creamy sauce that pulls this entire dish together.



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  • In a large pot, bring water to a boil over medium-high. Gradually add chard and cook until it is just wilted, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a colander to drain, pressing out as much liquid as possible.

  • In pot, melt butter. Whisking constantly, add flour and cook 1 minute. Whisking constantly, slowly add milk. Cook, whisking along bottom of pot, until mixture comes to a boil and thickens, 2 to 3 minutes. Add chard and stir until coated. Stir in nutmeg and season with salt and pepper.

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The recipe is correct: 2 tablespoons of water. It's like a little steam bath to help leafy chard more tender. Hope you'll give it a try!
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Boil 2T water? hmmmm. Sounds tasty, but the recipe itself might need a proofread/review.