Smothered Greens & Corn

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Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 lbs swiss chard, washed and dried
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 13 cups coarsely chopped onions
  • 14 lb lean smoked ham, diced (optional)
  • 1 lb mustard greens or 1 lb spinach, washed,trimmed and coarsely chopped
  • 34 cup chicken stock
  • 2 cups fresh raw corn kernels
  • 14 cup minced parsley
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • lemon juice, to taste
  • cider vinegar, for accompaniment
  • hot pepper sauce, for accompaniment


  1. Separate the chard ribs from the leaves.
  2. Chop the leaves coarsely and chop the stems into 1/2-inch pieces.
  3. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over moderately low heat.
  4. Add onion and saute until slightly softened (about 3 minutes).
  5. Add ham (if used), chard leaves and ribs, mustard greens and stock.
  6. Bring to a simmer, cover, and reduce heat to maintain a simmer.
  7. Cook 10 minutes.
  8. Uncover skillet; add corn.
  9. Cook, uncovered, until corn is done and greens are tender (about 5 more minutes).
  10. Stir in parsley, salt and pepper, and a few drops lemon juice.
  11. To serve, offer cider vinegar and hot pepper sauce on the side.

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