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Author Notes: This is simplicity and ease embodied in one pan and a recipe that allows us to be 'healthy' by eating piles of greens (while of course forgetting that they are cooked in bacon fat!)
this recipe was adapted from a version on deliciouslyorganic.net, but the methods and ingredient amounts are different, and there is a couple of additional ingredients as well that take this side over the top! —thefood
- 6 slices of really good bacon, diced
- 1 large head of swiss chard, chopped or sliced
- 1 medium red onion, julienned
- 1 tablespoon really good balsamic vinegar
- 1 teaspoon really good maple syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon salt (or more/less to taste)
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper (or more/less to taste)
- in a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat, stirring regularly, until crisp. remove skillet from heat, and using a slotted spoon transfer bacon to a paper towel lined plate, leaving the bacon grease in the pan.
- add the onion to the skillet, and saute until translucent.
- add chard and stir continuously unti glistening with bacon grease.
- drizzle chard with maple syrup and balsamic vinegar, and toss well. saute until wilted and desired tenderness is achieved.
- remove from heat, and season with salt and pepper. sprinkle with bacon and serve immedietely.
- come back for seconds and thirds, and then wish for days that there were leftovers!
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Most Impressive Dinner Party Side