Pan Fried Swiss Chard - Review by Debsnature
We had a very hard time understanding the recipe. First we couldn't tell if you chop uncooked bacon (a chore) or cooked. So we used raw bacon, and had the "separated fat" from the meat in the pan. It didn't say drain it, or remove bacon; just melt butter in the skillet. I chose to drain it and wipe the skillet out first, then add the butter, garlic, and lemon. As others had suggested, we enjoy using the sliced crunchy stems and had to cook them a few minutes first, so we tossed the bacon pieces back in. Then we added the leaves, which we kept stirring over medium heat so neither the chard nor bacon would scorch because there was very little liquid. I can't imagine turning up the heat and covering it. By the way, since we were confused about how much swiss chard is a "bunch", we used about 12 large leaves... maybe it was too much? I gave it 4 stars because the flavor was very good and the ingredients are a great mix. Just wish it was written more clearly.
Garlic paste, lemon juice, and bacon provide a lot of flavor for this Swiss Chard side dish.