June 21, 2010

BLT Like Never Before

I needed something to make with my freshly picked Swiss Chard.   I've been wanting to do an egg for dinner post and I've also wanted to try poaching an egg.  Voila two for one!  I loved making this and I loved eating it even more!  Try to get a taste with everything all in one bite, it's worth it.
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.

Serves 4

1 Bunch Swiss Chard washed, chopped into 1" pieces and separated into stems and greens
6 cloves garlic
1/2 onion minced
olive oil
salt & pepper
salt & pepper

Canadian Bacon 4 pieces

Poached eggs

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 


  1. Anonymous21.6.10

    I know I am trying this one! Probably tomorrow as I am ready now. Ingredients look so complementary.

  2. Anonymous21.6.10

    This looks great. Interesting combo...

  3. Sounds delish!! Looks the part, too...and really like the polenta idea!

  4. This dish is looking very good, my husband loves bacon and polenta, he would be all over this one!

  5. That looks and sounds extremely tasty!