Chard & Green Garlic Frittata

Chard & Green Garlic Frittata

Inspired by the signature Proven├žal chard omelet called truccha, this beautiful baked frittata incorporates thick Greek yogurt and lots of green garlic. It will puff up in the oven, but then it settles back down. Serves 6.

3/4 lb. Red Dog chard
Salt to taste
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 bunch Red Dog green garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
6 eggs
2/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
Freshly ground pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.

Wash chard leaves. Add a generous amount of salt and the greens to the boiling water. Blanch greens for about 1 minute, until tender, and transfer to a bowl of cold water. Drain and take up chard by the handful to squeeze out excess water. Chop medium-fine.

Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil over medium heat in a heavy skillet and add green garlic, thyme and rosemary. Add a generous pinch of salt and cook, stirring often, until the garlic is fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Add chopped chard and cook, stirring, until ingredients are combined and greens are nicely coated with oil. Remove from heat.

Place remaining tablespoon of olive oil in a 2-quart gratin or baking dish, or in a 9-inch ovenproof skillet, and place in oven for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk eggs in a large bowl. Season with salt (about 1/2 teaspoon) and freshly ground pepper to taste. Whisk in yogurt. Stir in greens mixture.

Remove baking dish from the oven, brush sides with hot oil, and scrape in the egg mixture. Place in oven and bake 30 minutes, or until set and slightly puffed. Remove from oven and allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before serving. Serve hot, warm, room temperature or cold.