Chard Gratin

  • Chard (or try other veg)
  • Cream
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Olive oil
  • Parmesan

Can also try with anchovies – recipe here

Chop the chard and boil the stem pieces for a couple of minutes, then add the leafy bits and boil for another 3 mins. Then drain and blanch in iced water.

Squeeze out extra water and scatter over the bottom of a dish, mixing in a little cream – just enough to coat – and some salt. Then lightly mix the breadcrumbs with a little olive oil and grated cheese. Scatter lightly over the chard – there should not be too much – you should still see the chard.

Bake in an 180 degrees oven for 20 mins. Use grill/oven setting or grill a bit at the end. The cheese/breadcrumb mix should be light, dry and toasty.