Swiss chard is fabulous in an omelette (ARF/5-A-Day Tuesday)

Okay, okay, so it’s Friday!! I was going to post about this on Tuesday :stomp: but got distracted by béchamel.

ARF/5-A-Day Tuesday* – Swiss chard revisited

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chard omelette Kalyn (Kalyn’s Kitchen) recently posted a fabulous looking recipe for Swiss Chard and Mushroom Squares. Looking at her recipe, it appears to be basically a frittata. And I thought the ingredients would be perfect in an omelette.

We just happened to have Swiss chard and mushrooms in the fridge – not quite enough chard for dinner that night for both of us. We could have just gotten more chard. But there it was beckoning to us to have it right away for breakfast.

We decided to add a little bit of really good smoky ham along with cheddar cheese. And onions. And a hint of garlic. Because there were so many vegetables, we only decided we only needed to use two large eggs for our omelette.

What a great breakfast this would be!

This is what we did to make the omelette:

  1. Washed the Swiss chard leaves and chopped them coarsely, then left them soaking in cold water.
  2. Sautéed ham in a little olive oil.
  3. Added sliced mushrooms, thinly sliced onion and garlic to pan.
  4. Once the onions were soft, added drained chard to pan and stirred the leaves to cover with mushroom mixture.
  5. Whisked eggs with a bit of water, added them to the pan and cooked, tilting the pan to cook the eggs evenly.
  6. Put thinly sliced cheddar on top.
  7. Folded omelette in half and continued to cook until the cheese was melted.
  8. As soon as the cheese was melted, we served the omelette immediately with toast and coffee.

chard omelette Yup. I was right. Ingredients for Kalyn’s Swiss Chard and Mushroom Squares made into a Swiss chard, mushroom, ham and cheese omelette is fantastic. Many thanks for the idea, Kalyn!

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* What’s ARF/5-A-Day Tuesday?
To help her in her effort to eat healthily, Cate (Sweetnicks – Food & Life) came up with the idea for food bloggers to make something that includes an ARF (Antioxidant Rich Food), fruit, veggie or any combination of the three to be posted on her site on Tuesdays.

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