Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Swiss Chard Tortilla, Gratin de Blettes and Apple Cake.......

I know many of you don't like Swiss Chard, but wait for the dessert at the end.....

Here are three dishes I like the most with Swiss Chard.

Swiss Chard Tortilla

1 big package of Swiss Chard
1 onion
6 eggs
Olive oil

Wash the Swiss Chard, and cook it with steam. Let it cool, and chop it.

Slice the onions, and fry it in olive oil. Let it cool. Combine it with Swiss Chard, and season it with salt, pepper and oregano.

Whip the egg white until foamy. Carefully incorporate the egg yolk without losing the air bubbles. With slow movements, incorporate the Swiss Chard and onions mix. Heat olive oil in a pan, and cook it as any tortilla. Enjoy!!

Gratin de Blettes

- 1 kg of Swiss Chard
- 40 g butter
- 50 g flour
- 500 ml milk
- Parmiggiano, mozzarella and feta cheese
- Salt, pepper and nutmeg
- 1 bay leaf


Cook Swiss Chard in boiling water for 10 minutes. Drain, cool and cut into pieces. Season it with salt and pepper.

Grease a baking dish with butter and distribute the Swiss Chard.

Warm the milk with the bay leaf. Remove the bay leaf.

Prepare the bechamel sauce: melt the butter over medium heat. Add the flour, stir it and make a “slurry”. Add the milk slowly in a circular motion, when its get incorporated add more milk. Let it thicken. Season it with salt, pepper and nutmeg.

Preheat oven to 210 ° C. Over the Swiss Chard, distribute the bechamel sauce. Add on top the mix of cheeses and bring to medium high oven (225C) for 15 minutes or until melted. Enjoy!

Swiss Chard Stems with Parmiggiano Cheese and Provencal Herbs

Swiss Chard stems
Parmiggiano Cheese
Provencal Herbs
1 egg

Wash and cook the Swiss Chard stems. Let it cool.

Beat the egg. In one bowl mix flour with Provencal Herbs, and in another bowl mix flour with Parmiggiano Cheese. Pass each Swiss Chard stems through  flour with Provencal Herbs, then egg, then  mix flour with Parmiggiano Cheese.

Put them in a oven tray in a preheated oven at 220C until they are golden brown. Enjoy!


If you don't like Swiss Chard.....not a problem!!.....I'll invite you to enjoy a delicious Apple Cake from the fantastic blog Kanela y Limon. Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes......Enjoy!!


  1. Aunque tienes razón y las acelgas no es mi plato favorito esa tortilla tiene una pinta espectacular.
    Del postre ya no te digo nada.
    Un besazo

  2. you are better and better every time I stop by your lovely blog :-) moreover, I love your photos!! they're so yummy!! love, giulia

  3. A mí si que me gustan las acelgas y esta tortilla tiene una pinta genial, buenísima.