Sauteed Spicy Swiss Chard Recipe

Ingredients (2 servings):

  • 750 g Swiss chard leaves
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • a dried red chilli pepper (you can yous fresh one also)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 100 ml semisweet white wine
  • 2 eggs
Optional non-vegetarian version:
  • 2 slices pork cutlet
  • 2-3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 100 g semisweet wine

Preparation method

  1. Wash thoroughly the Swiss chard leaves, remove the stems.
  2. Cut the chard leaves into 2 cm stripes.
  3. Chop roughly the garlic and chilli pepper.
  4. Heat up the oil in a large frying pan and fry golden brown the garlic and chilli pepper.
  5. Add the Swiss chard leaves to the frying pan,  add the wine and steam covered with a lid for 1 minute then add salt and pepper and fry stirring lightly until the chard is just wilted but still dark green.
  6. Server right away as it is only the sauteed chard or add a fried egg beside.
  7. Optional: If you fancy some meat with it and don’t stick to a vegetarian dish:
  8. Smear the pork slices with some soy sauce, leave them a few minutes.
  9. Then add them to a bowl and pour some semisweet wine leave to marinate for about an hour, or more if you have time to spare.
  10. Fry lightly the pork slices on both sides until golden brown but still juicy.
  11. Serve beside the sauteed Swiss chard and a fried egg. For the looks, over-fry a bit the egg until the yolk is still runny but thicker, and cut it halves.