Croatian Chard & Potatoes (Blitva)
Recipe type: Side, Vegetable
Cuisine: Croatian, Italian
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Serves: 2-4
I love this dish as written but it's also good made with a mix of greens like spinach, cabbage, or kale.
  • 3 medium Yukon Gold Potatoes, peeled and cut in 1 in. chunks
  • about ⅓ c. Olive Oil
  • about 5 plump cloves Garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 big bunch Swiss Chard, tough center stalk removed, greens cut into ½ in. wide strips
  1. Boil the potatoes in salted water until tender, about 6 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. Combine olive oil and garlic in a large pot and place over medium-high heat. After about 2 minutes, the garlic should be soft (but not yet browned) and the oil should be very fragrant. Add the potatoes and cook, stirring a couple of times, until the potatoes start to turn golden around the edges, 5-7 minutes.
  3. Add half of the Swiss chard, sprinkle with kosher salt, and toss with the potatoes. Add the remaining chard, season with salt, toss. Cook until the greens have wilted, 3-4 minutes. Taste. Season with additional salt, if needed, and freshly ground black pepper. Serve hot or at room temperature.
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