Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Chickpeas and Chard with Poached Eggs

Chris said this was a delicious meal! Well it really was but I was not expecting that much praise. The broth was a hit. I used vegetable broth and then tonight while I was heating it up I added about a cup of chicken broth. The recipe is from Bon Appetit. I did make a couple of changes...

Here is my version of Chickpeas and Chard with Poached Eggs-

¼ cup olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 large bunch Swiss chard, ribs and stems removed and thinly sliced, leaves torn into 1” pieces
1 14oz can of Chick Peas
1 cup of Vegetable Broth
4 large eggs
Freshly cracked black pepper

Add the ¼ cup oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chopped onion, season with salt. Cook, stirring often, until onion is translucent, 8–10 minutes. Add Swiss chard ribs and stems and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 5–8 minutes. Add the vegetable broth, bring to a simmer. Gradually add chard leaves, stirring until slightly wilted. Use a spoon to make 4 indentations. Crack an egg into each and simmer until whites are almost entirely opaque, about 10 minutes. Cover pan and cook just until whites are set but yolks are still runny, about 2 minutes. Season eggs with salt and pepper.

I even made a change in this recipe. I made this recipe, up to the adding the eggs to the chard, on Sunday night. Last night I poached the eggs and put them in an ice bath. Tonight when I got home I heated the onions and chard, adding the chicken broth. Then I made the indentations in the chard and placed the poached eggs in each. I covered until it was heated, but not overcooking the eggs.


Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine said...

I can't wait to make this but I will do escarole never had chard and in Florida extinct lol spinach or escarole is all I have to work with but holy moly this looks amazingly great!

Catherine said...

Looks wonderful!! I thoroughly enjoy a meal like this. xoxo Catherine