Monday, November 10, 2014

My Mother's Favorite...Swiss Chard Omelette

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I can't spot Swiss chard at the grocery store without picking some up for my mother.  To say she adores it is an understatement.  Her favorite way, an omelete.  My favorite way, a quiche.  She won.

I had asked the manager in the produce department to get me the regular Swiss chard instead of the red veined variety they usually have when in season.  I prefer it as the latter bleeds a bit over whatever I'm making and I like a clean green look.  An idiosyncrasy, I know, but things like that bother me,  As to the taste, there is no difference, so why not go with whatever makes you feel better.





Swiss chard is not only one of the most popular vegetables in the Mediterranean it is also one of the most nutritious, second only to spinach.  For more information on its health benefits and the best way to cook it go here.

There is no recipe per se for a Swiss Chard omelette.  Just make the omelette in whatever fashion you want but first melt some butter, add chopped onions, brown them, add the steamed or boiled Swiss chard, mix and let it cool.  In a separate bowl beat the eggs, figuring on 2 per person, add a little milk if you want, salt and pepper, and the cooled Swiss chard and onion mix, Stir in 1 tablespoon of gruyere or parmesan cheese.  Don't overdo the cheese as Swiss chard has a mild flavor and the cheese will overpower it.

Add a couple of tablespoons of butter to the pan and when it is melted and browned a bit add the egg mix.  Proceed as you would for a regular omelette and fold once or twice over.




Don't be tempted to add more cheese on the top. You want to enjoy the flavor of the Swiss chard and the extra cheese will detract from it.

Enjoy.



13 comments:

  1. What a nice and healthy omelette. I can easily see why it's your mother's favorite, but I would be partial to the quiche too. But if moms happy...
    Sam

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  2. Why argue, this was simpler too!

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  3. delicious looking.....chard is wonderful in a creamy white minestrone, really gives it
    that hmmm flavor. I also add to the omelette some sliced mushrooms, so good and
    most of all keeps those cancerous cells from growing. Sel

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    1. Yes, it's a great addition to soups like minestrone. I am making my squash and chorizo soup today,, also in the blog, and I am substituting the kale with .some I reserved. It will be bitterly cold tonight and soup will be great.

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    2. try it on a creamy white minestrone.....delicious. Sel P.S. don't forget the
      caldo gallego :)

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  4. This omelette looks so incredibly delicious that I have been keeping this window open just so I can click back and look at it again. I am going to send this recipe on to my mother--her omelettes always come out perfect.
    --Jim

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    1. I love that comment, Jim. I know she will enjoy it!

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  5. You will laugh, I JUST made this for breakfast yesterday. It's one of my favorites too. I often spoon a bit of hot salsa on top just to get my heat ration for the day. Delicious looking omelette, perfectly cooked!

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    1. The salsa sounds good. Will try it next time on MY half of the omelette. MM hates hot stuff lol.

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  6. This looks SO good, and I love all kinds of omeletes. Swiss chard was one of my Mother's favorite veggies, so was always in our garden. But no, I don't think she ever put it in an omelette….come to think of it, I don't think she "did" omelets. Will try this soon!

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    1. The Swiss chard must be generational. All our mother's loved it!

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  7. I'm also a big Swiss chard fan. Love it for all sorts of recipes in place of spinach. It's wonderful mixed with ricotta for filling ravioli, too!

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    1. I'll have to try that...but before, I have to make your apple fritters. I haven't stopped thinking about them and haven't told mother for , if I do, she will bug me until I make them!

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