Italian Swiss Chard Patties

Italian Swiss chard patties are incredibly healthy and Image: Italian Swiss Chard patties ooh soo tasty. Turn any ordinary meal into a nutritional powerhouse with this astonishing vegetable.

The patties are one of my favorite Swiss chard recipes. Serve them with salsa and sour cream, with Thai sweet chili sauce drizzled on top, pair them up with a pasta dish, or even for breakfast with scrambled ham and eggs or, or, or, lol the list could go on and on. Who would have thought......... (Certainly not my husband) that you could even make a patty without meat!Image: Michele Romano Picking swiss chard

Swiss Chard really is a versatile member of the green family. It is quite amazing how you can turn an ordinary dinner into a healthy dinner simply by adding this astonishing Italian side dish to the menu.

My Dad likes to saute this super food in olive oil with lots of garlic and sprinkle Parmesan cheese in as it cooks. I love it!

Recipe

Ingredients:
  • 3-4 cups chopped and cooked Swiss chard
  • 3/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan or Romano cheese
  • 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 tbsp melted butter
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2cup extra virgin olive oil
Preparation:
  1. Take a large bunch fresh chard, wash and chop into bite size pieces.
  2. Steam chard for 10 minutes or boil for 5 minutes, strain liquid from cooked chard.
  3. In a large bowl, mix eggs, melted butter, cheeses and seasonings.
  4. Blend chard in thoroughly using your hands.
  5. Form mixture into patties, each about 1/2 inch thick.
  6. Fry in hot oil until golden brown on both sides.

Prep time: 30 min.
Cook time: 30 min.
Serves: 6
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Health Benefits: Swiss Chard is a nutritional powerhouse! Contains many phytonutrients that have health promotional and disease prevention properties. Swiss chard is rich in iron and vitamins C, K, and A. Vitamin K is used in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.

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