Recipe courtesy of CSA Member Liza Corvetti
Baba's Blitva s Krumpirom
(grandma's Swiss chard and potatoes)
1 bunch of Swiss chard (white works best)
3 pieces of fresh garlic sliced thin
salt and pepper
reserved water from potatoes
Peel and cube the potatoes. Cut the Swiss chard removing the leaf from the stems. Cut the stems into small pieces and chop the leaves (reserve the leaves). Add the potato and stems to boiling salty water. After approx. 10 minutes of potatoes boiling with the stems add the Swiss chard leaves. Boil until potatoes are tender for mashing (another 5-7 minutes). Reserve approx 1-1.5 cups of the potato water before draining potatoes and Swiss card. In a sauté pan, heat olive oil and sliced garlic until garlic is lightly browned. Add potato mixture to the sauté pan and smash the potatoes. Slowly add the reserved water and mash in with the potato mixture until you have a moist mash. Add Salt and pepper to taste.