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Friday, October 8, 2010

Swiss Chard-Potato Curry

One of our new favorite staples as of late is Swiss Chard-Potato Curry. At first Lee didn't like the sound of this, as he doesn't really care for the actual spice curry, but when I told him that it was cumin
& cayenne and not curry his attitude changed. Not sure what his deal is with curry, but maybe if I give it to him in small, almost undetected doses (is that possible with curry?) he will build up a tolerance for it's taste. Heh heh.

Anyway, this is such a simple dish that I really didn't expect a lot from it, but boy was I surprised.  Mmm mmm, that's some good stuff!  This last time I cooked it, I added more Swiss chard than what the original recipe called for, and substituted honey for brown sugar. The Swiss chard is packed with antioxidants, if that sort of thing impresses you. Full of vitamins A & C, iron, potassium, and fiber. We used the red because it's touted to have a stronger flavor and because our grocery store doesn't stock the green, but either one will work!

Also, we cooked some of our squash this way too minus the potatoes and Swiss chard. Just as yummy!

I'm all about food that is quick, easy and inexpensive to make these days, and it's always a big plus when you don't have to suffer with something bland. If you try it out, let me know how you like it!

Swiss Chard-Potato Curry

3-4 medium red potatoes, unpeeled & cut into 1" pieces (we also threw in a blue potato for fun)
1 TBSP veg oil
2 TBSP brown sugar or honey
2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
3 cups chopped Swiss chard (or more to taste)
1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes, undrained

1. Boil potatoes for 5-7 minutes.  They will be tender but not fully cooked.  Drain.

2. Heat oil over medium-high heat. Add potatoes, sugar, cumin, salt, and cayenne pepper. Saute 5-10 minutes, depending on potatoes.  Check the thickest one to make sure it's cooked all the way through.

3. Add Swiss chard and tomatoes. Reduce heat to medium-low.  Cover.  Simmer 4-6 minutes until Swiss chard is crisp tender.

4. Enjoy!

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