Lightly Battered Chard Stems

By Joseph Whitmore of One Dish Room


Chard Stems

½ cup water

½ cup self-raising flour

A few dashes of Henderson’s Relish or Worcestershire





1. Heat a pan with oil - enough to shallow fry the stems

2. Add flour to a bowl and slowly whisk in the water to create a smooth batter, then add the relish/sauce

3. Test the heat of the oil by dropping a drop of batter into the oil, when the batter expands and crisps on contact, the oil is ready

4. Dredge the stems in flour, then dip into the batter and lightly coat. Drop into the oil and fry until golden brown

5. Remove and season with salt