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CFM Recipes

Chard Gratin

Servings: 4
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Liz Graznak of Happy Hollow Farm shared one of her favorite Swiss Chard recipes!  You can find Liz (and her fabulous Chard) year-round at the Columbia Farmers Market.


  • 1 pound Happy Hollow Farm chard stems and leaves
  • salt
  • butter for the baking dish
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
  • 1 3/4 cups heavy cream
  • handful grated Parmesan
  • freshly ground black pepper


  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Cut the chard leaves from the stems. Chop the stems into short lengths, then cook briefly in boiling, lightly salted water until crisply tender. Remove the stems. Drip the leaves in the boiling water briefly, until they relax. Drain, let cool, and wring out the leaves. Spread the stems and leaves in a buttered shallow ovenproof dish.
  2. Put the mustard in a bowl and stir in the cream and a grinding of salt and black pepper. Pour the seasoned cream over the stems and leaves, cover with grated Parmesan, and bake, 35 to 40 minutes, until the top has a light crust the color of honey.

recipe notes

This recipe comes from Tender, by Nigel Slater.

Serves: 4 as a side

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