Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Swiss Chard, Fennel & Mushroom with Bacon

4 cups of swiss chard, chopped & separate stems from greens
1/2 - 1/3 cup of sliced mushrooms
1/2 – 1/3 cup of thinly sliced fennel bulb
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
4 slices of bacon

1.     In a large pan, fry bacon on medium heat until almost crispy.  Remove bacon to a paper towel & drain.
2.    Add garlic to pan: stir and cook for 1 minute. (if needed add some oil or butter to the pan)
3.    Add chard stems, fennel and mushrooms.  Cook covered with a lid & occasionally stir until fennel & chard are soft.  About 10 minutes.
4.    Crumble bacon.
5.   
Add chard leaves & bacon and toss until leaves are wilted.