Swiss Chard Wilt
This is a quick and delicious way to serve an easy to grow vegetable
For 2 people
wash and lightly dry a handful of Swiss Chard
about 15 to 20 stalks depending on the size.
Slice two small sweet onions
Slice 3 - 4 pods of Okra. Okra quickly gets woody if it is too old.
If it doesn’t slice easily without a crunchy sound and feel, discard it.
The Okra’s prime function is to make things thick and sticky but it adds a bit of flavour and texture as well.
Saute the Onions and Okra in a deep skillet that has a lid.
I usually use Olive oil (about 2 - 3 Tablespoons) but butter can give a slightly better taste.
Varying the seasonings can vary this dish.
I use either a clove of fresh chopped garlic or a teaspoon of Paprika
If you are a heat loving person then a sprinkling of Cayenne will be interesting.
Chop the Swiss Chard into pieces about 1" - 1.5" long.
About 5 minutes before you are ready to serve the meal
add the Swiss Chard to the skillet and tumble it about until most of the leaves are coated in the oil or butter.
Cover the skillet
At least once during the 5 minutes remove the lid and retumble.
Serve as soon as the leaves have started to wilt
Delicious, nutritious and colourful.
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