Gratin Of Greens Casserole By James Beard, Chef Recipe

Step 1

Wash the spinach well. Remove the coarse stalks; dry the leaves thoroughly and chop rather fine. Using a heavy skillet, cook spinach in 2 tbspns olive oil over medium heat until just wilted. Drain and put into a large bowl.

Step 2

Wash, dry, and chop the Swiss chard. Using the same skillet, cook chard in 2 tblspns olive oil until wilted. Drain and add to the spinach.

Step 3

Wash, dry, trim, and dice the unpeeled zucchini; add about 4 more tblspns olive oil to the skillet. Saute' the zucchini, tossing well until just tender.

Step 4

Add zucchini to the spinach and chard, season with salt to taste, and mix in the already cooked rice and garlic. Combine well. Transfer to a well-oiled, heavy 2 quart baking dish. Spoon 3 to 4 tblspns olive oil over the top.

Step 5

Bake in a 300dF oven for 20 minutes.

Step 6

Beat the eggs well; pour them over the vegetables mixture; sprinkle the top with bread crumbs; return to the oven and bake until the eggs are just set, about 10 to 15 minutes.

Eat warm or cold. This makes an excellent luncheon or supper dish.

Things You'll Need

  • 2lb Spinach; fresh
  • 3/4c Olive oil
  • 2lb Swiss chard
  • 2lb Zucchini
  • 1 Salt; to taste
  • 1c Rice; cooked
  • 3ea Garlic cloves; fine chopped
  • 6md Eggs
  • 1/2c Bread crumbs; fine crumbled

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