Stuck at home on a snowy day? Here’s a fast and healthy dinner to make with things you already have in the cupboard and garden (Amazingly, our chard is still alive!) The egg – cooked pad siew style – gives the dish a satisfying protein boost, and the balsamic adds a fun, tangy kick.
Put pasta water on to boil, and cook spaghetti or linguine.
Chop up 1/2 a mild yellow, or white onion, and saute in olive oil with a clove or two of garlic, until the onions are translucent. Chop 3-5 big leaves of chard, and add to the pan, along with a splash of water or broth. Saute until tender to the teeth, but not soggy.
Drain the pasta water and add your cooked pasta, along with a pat of butter and salt and pepper. Stir, evenly coating everything. Then push everything to the edges of the pan, leaving a bare circle in the middle. Crack an egg in the space and scramble. (The pasta will start to brown in places, which is good.) When the egg is set, add a splash or two of balsamic vinegar, stir everything together, and serve!
- pasta (spaghetti or linguine)
- 3-5 big leaves of chard
- 1/2 yellow or white onion
- 1-2 cloves garlic
- splash of balsamic vinegar
- an egg
- salt and pepper