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Creamed Chard and Spring Onions Recipe

Looking for an easy Creamed Chard and Spring Onions recipe? Learn how to make Creamed Chard and Spring Onions using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by buddhagirl2010

Makes 4 servings



Adapted from my Creamed Spinach You can swap cream or half and half for all or a portion of the milk, if you want this to be extra lush. You could also stir in a few tablespoons of grated Parmesan. I won?t tell.

Recipe Ingredients for Creamed Chard and Spring Onions

1 pound Swiss chard, thick stems removed and leaves sliced into ribbons
3 spring onions, ends trimmed, white and some green parts sliced into thin coins
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups milk
1 Salt and pepper

Recipe Directions for Creamed Chard and Spring Onions

  1. Wash your chard, but no need to dry it, just place it in a large pot over high heat. Cook, covered, with just the water clinging to leaves, stirring occasionally, until wilted, about 6 minutes.

  2. Press or squeeze out the excess liquid any number of ways, either by wringing it out in cheesecloth (my favorite method), putting it in a mesh strainer and pressing the moisture out with a spatula or large spoon or letting it cool long enough to grab small handfuls and squeezing them to remove as much water as possible.

  3. Wipe out the large pot so you can use it again. Heat milk or cream in a small saucepan over moderate heat, stirring, until warm. Keep warm. Meanwhile, cook onion and garlic, if using, in butter in your wiped-out large pot over moderately low heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, about six minutes. Whisk in flour and cook roux, whisking, about three minutes. Add warm milk or cream in a slow stream, whisking constantly to prevent lumps, and simmer, whisking, until thickened, three to four minutes. Stir in chard, then salt and pepper to taste and cook, stirring, until heated through.

Categories

Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 217.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
161
Calories from Fat
95
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
10.5g
16%
Saturated Fat
6.5g
32%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
29mg
10%
Sodium
336mg
14%
Potassium
584mg
17%
Total Carbohydrates
13.1g
4%
Dietary Fiber
2.3g
9%
Sugars
5.4g
Protein
5.5g
Vitamin A 149% Vitamin C 60%
Calcium 16% Iron 14%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • High in manganese
  • High in magnesium
  • High in potassium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
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