Onion Swiss Chard Gratin

Onion Swiss Chard Gratin
Staff Writer


2 large white onions, sliced medium thick
1/2 cup cream
1 cup Swiss chard, finely sliced
2 Tbsp butter
2 1/2 Tbsp flour
1 tsp red chili flakes
1 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
salt, pepper


Saute the Swiss chard with red chili flakes and keep aside
Heat up some water and blanch the onion for 2 or 3 minute with a little salt. Drain and set aside. Save about 1/2 cup of onion water.

Preheat the broiler.

Heat butter in saute pan and add butter followed by the flour and cook for 2 or 3 minutes. Meanwhile boil cream. Add the onion water to the cream and whisk it into the flour. Once it has thicken add the onion and chard and mix well. Then add ground black pepper mix the 1/4 cup Parmesan. Transfer to a baking dish.

Mix the bread crumbs with a tablespoon of melted butter and rub the crumbs to absorb the butter. Sprinkle on top the onion chard mixture and broil until top is golden brown. Serve warm with a salad. 

Onion Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Onion Cooking Tip

Vegetable should typically be cooked as quickly as possible, as they can become bland and mushy, and lose vitamins and minerals.