Saturday, October 27, 2012

Recipe: Potato and Chard Bake

This is a rather delicious side dish for two that I made a few nights ago- comforting, easy to make, and rather autumnul feeling I think! I managed to buy some gorgeaus rainbow chard from a lovely market in Kensington I went to last weekend (now doesn't that sound posh!). Bought some fab purple kale too as well actually, although we just steamed that and had it with butter, on the side of a gert pie - yum! If you can't find rainbow chard (or chard for that matter!) use kale or cavelo nero instead.

Potato and Chard Bake (serves 2 as a side dish)

250g chard (ruby or rainbow preferably), diced
850g potatoes, peeled and diced (I like to use Maris Pipers personally)
50g butter
Splash of milk or cream
Salt and pepper
15g breadcrumbs
30g parmesan

1. Preheat the oven to 200C. Steam the diced chard in a steamer for 25 minutes. Meanwhile, boil the potatoes for about 20 minutes, or until soft .
2. Once cool, squeeze the moisture out of the chard. Drain the potatoes, and mash with the butter and milk/cream. Mix in the cooked chard, and season to taste. Spoon into a small baking dish, top with the breadcrumbs and parmesan and cook in the oven for 20 minutes.
3. Put the dish under the grill for a couple of minutes, or until golden. Serve!

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