Friday, December 27, 2019

Swiss Chard, Potato, and Blue Cheese Pancakes Recipe -- Gluten Free, Egg Free, Vegan Option

I wanted to make some potato pancakes today... but it was raining heavily and it made me think of my garden and everything growing there, and the wild swiss chard that currently has huge leaves, and I thought to myself that potatoes and greens are a match made in heaven, so decided to do swiss chard potato pancakes. Only then as I was making it, I remembered the blue cheese in my fridge that I wanted to use up, and it immediately clicked in my brain- potatoes, greens, and cheese- sounds amazing!

This recipe did come out wonderfully, so wonderfully that I wanted to share it with you. And if you're vegan, feel free to leave out the blue cheese and put in a drop of miso instead to give it that similar umami tang. Or just leave it out entirely and it'll still be great.

This recipe can work with any non bitter foraged or store bought green, whether mallow, chickweed, or dethorned milk thistle, among many others.

They taste extra scrumptious with a dollop of sour cream on each one.

Hope you like these!

Swiss Chard, Potato, and Blue Cheese Pancakes Recipe -- Gluten Free, Egg Free, Vegan Option


3 potatoes
3 large swiss chard leaves
2 tablespoons ground flax
1 1/2 - 2 tablespoons gluten free flour (or wheat flour if you eat it)
1 tablespoon crumbled blue cheese or 1 1/2 teaspoons miso (optional)
1/2- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt (use less if using blue cheese or miso, more if not using either)


1. Grate your potatoes. I don't bother peeling mine first.

2. Chop up your swiss chard, including the stem, very finely.

3. Mix all the ingredients together, massaging the chard so it softens and releases its liquids, and ensuring there are no clumps of anything.

4. Fry in oil until browned on one, side, flip and then fry until browned on the other.

5. Place on something to absorb the oil before eating, if desired.

Are you a fan of potatoes? Swiss chard? How about them together? Do you like blue cheese? Ever have something like this before? Does it seem like a recipe you'd try?


  1. Too be honest this sounded so awful but the combination piqued my interest so I clicked on the link. I was pleasantly surprised upon seeing the picture then delighted when reading the so simple recipe. This is definitely something I'll try. Great improvising! Thanks.

  2. Blue cheese...yum! I'm going to use up the spinach I still have in the fridge. Thanks for sharing.


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