June 21, 2010
BLT Like Never Before
It's a very simple & elegant meal and could easily be served for a dinner party since the parts can be made ahead of time.
1 Bunch Swiss Chard washed, chopped into 1" pieces and separated into stems and greens
6 cloves garlic
1/2 onion minced
salt & pepper
salt & pepper
Canadian Bacon 4 pieces
Tomato sliced in thick pieces
1 cup chicken stock
2 cups milk
1 cup polenta
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup parmesean
browned onion & garlic (see below)
In a large skillet over medium heat add garlic onion and canadian bacon.
Brown bacon remove from heat and place on a small dish covered with tin foil
Continue to brown garlic and onion.
Remove a tablespoon of garlic and onion and place the pot the polenta will be made in
Add stems cook for 5 minutes or untill tender, add greens and cook for another 5 minutes untill wilted and tender, season with salt and pepper, remove from heat
Bring all ingrediants except Parmesan to a boil and add polenta, stir untill thickend and remove from heat, stir in cheese, cover and set aside
Poach eggs and place on paper towel until ready
Give yourself a nice polenta base, top with bacon, tomato chard and egg. Season with salt and pepper. You're done!!! Looks great and tastes better. I think this is a new take on the BLT.
PS. This is a great link on poaching an egg