Swiss Chard with Potatoes (Blitva)

Swiss Chard with Potatoes (Blitva)

Swiss Chard with Potatoes (Blitva)

Garlicky hunks of potato are mixed with wilted Swiss chard in this quick Croatian side dish.Penny De Los Santos

Garlicky hunks of potato are mixed with wilted Swiss chard in this quick Croatian side dish, a great accompaniment to grilled fish. This recipe first appeared in our April 2014 issue with Brendan Francis Newnam's story Splendor of the Isles.

Swiss Chard with Potatoes (Blitva)
Garlicky hunks of potato are mixed with wilted Swiss chard in this quick Croatian side dish, a great accompaniment to grilled fish.
Yield: serves 4-6

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1″ pieces
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 13 cup olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 lb. Swiss chard, tough stems removed, tender stems and leaves torn into 2″ pieces

Instructions

  1. Boil potatoes in a 4-qt. saucepan of salted water until tender, 5–7 minutes; drain and set aside. Add oil to saucepan; place over medium-high heat. Add garlic; cook until soft, 1–2 minutes. Add potatoes; cook, stirring occasionally, until golden, 5–7 minutes. Stir in Swiss chard; cook until wilted, about 5 minutes; season with salt and pepper.