Friday, April 16, 2010

Greens, greens, so many greens...

With spring, all kinds of greens arrive in stores. What to do with them? Here are a couple of ideas with the ones I got yesterday : swiss chard and kale.
Before cooking them, you have to prepare them:
- cut the kale leaves and cook them in boiling water for 3 min, then fry them for 5 min.
- cut the swiss chard leaves, cut the stalks in 2 inches sticks. Cook the leaves like for kale and boil the stalks for 20 min. You can use them together or separately.
2 ideas I tried with my kids yesterday and the result was quite good, indeed: the 3 of them ate them and 2 loved it... What a success!
- First one is, again, my bechamel trick and ham or bacon you pour on the cooked vegetables. See post below with asparagus.
- Second one is closer to a quiche without a dough : mix 2 eggs, with 1/2 cup of half and half, 1/3 cup of shredded cheese like sharp cheddar or swiss cheese, pinch of salt and pepper. Pour the eggs on the cooked greens and put in the oven for 45 min (400F). If you like it, you can switch cheddar by any blue cheese. This is delicious.
Some other ideas will come soon.

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