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Author Notes: This recipe is very easy to make and a good way to add extra flavor to swiss chard. —SLD
- 2 pounds (s) Swiss charc
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 and 1/2 teaspoons sea salt, separated
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 cups (s) american cheese, diced
- 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 2 cups (s) boiling water
- Cut the stalks from the washed Swiss chard leaves into one-inch pieces.
- Place the leaves in the bottom of a large stockpot.
- Cover the Swiss chard leaves with 2 cups boiling water and 1/2 tsp. sea salt.
- Place over high heat and boil for approximately 10 minutes, or until the Swiss chard is fully cooked
- Drain well with a colander, making sure to press all of the water out of the Swiss chard.
- In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, melt the butter and add in the flour and remaining salt, stirring constantly.
- Add the milk and bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly.
- Add in the cheese and stir until it is melted.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a two-quart casserole dish.
- Place the Swiss chard in the prepared casserole dish and cover with the cheese sauce.
- Combine the bread crumbs with the melted butter and sprinkle over the casserole.
- Bake for about 30 minutes.
- Remove from oven and serve immediately.