swiss chard and other bits and pieces

Frittata for dinner tonight. The perfect vehicle to clean out the rest of the veg from the fridge before the next bag arrives tomorrow.

The swiss chard was, after six days in the fridge, a little on the wilted side. No matter, really, as I cooked it down anyway.


I didn’t use a recipe, but here’s what I did:

– Sliced a little potato or two on the mandoline to get it nice and thin
– Chopped up some wilted green onions from the crisper
– Chopped up a red shepherd pepper
– Separated the chard leaves from the stems then chopped up the stems
– Threw all of the above (minus the chard leaves) into a pan with a little olive oil and sauteed it
– Steamed the chard greens separately, squeezed the excess water out, chopped it up and added it to the pan
– Cracked 8 eggs into a bowl and whisked
– Grated some cheddar over the sauteed veg, then poured the egg mix over and let it cook until just the top was wobbly
– Stuffed the whole pan under the broiler to set the top


We ate this with toast and it was a quick and satisfying dinner. The only thing missing was some nice chili sauce to accompany it. I was dying for something of the sort but after ransacking the fridge, I found no such thing.

Here is a proper frittata recipe from a great little food blog called Orangette. It includes kale, if you’ve still got that kicking around. And here is another one that would be very adaptable according to whatever ingredients you might have on hand.

– Dinah Murdoch lives, eats and writes in Kitchener.