Chefs' Recipes

The Agrarian Kitchen’s silverbeet gratin

Australian Gourmet Traveller recipe for silverbeet gratin by Rodney Dunn from The Agrarian Kitchen.
Silverbeet gratin

Roast red onions

Sharyn Cairns
6
20M
20M
40M

Silverbeet’s depth of flavour makes it the ultimate comfort food when teamed with a creamy sauce.

Ingredients

Method

Main

1.Finely chop silverbeet stalks. Heat olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat, add stalks and onion, reduce heat to low-medium, stir frequently until tender (8-10 minutes).
2.Meanwhile, blanch leaves (1-2 minutes), then refresh. Squeeze out excess liquid, coarsely tear, set aside.
3.Preheat grill to high. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat until foamy. Add flour, stirring rapidly until golden (1-2 minutes), then gradually whisk in warm milk. Season to taste with nutmeg, sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Stir in onion mixture and silverbeet leaves, cook until tender (4-5 minutes). Spoon into a shallow 2 litre-capacity ovenproof dish, scatter with Gruyère and grill until golden (1-2 minutes). Serve with roast loin of Wessex saddleback.

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