Chef Tee’s Swiss Chard with Smoked Turkey Cracklings
Serves 4 to 6
Prep time: 5 minutes; cooking time: 10-to-15 minutes

  • 3 bunches Swiss chard, stems removed, leaves cut into 1-inch pieces
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ Tbsp. garlic paste
  • ½ cup white onions, chopped
  • ½ cup smoked turkey leg, diced, skin removed (reserve skin for turkey cracklings)
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup smoked turkey cracklings (recipe below)
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Garnishes – grated comte or Gruyere cheese, lemon zest


  1. Heat large skillet over medium-high heat; add garlic paste; cook for 1 minute.
  2. Add onions; cook for 1 minute.
  3. Add Swiss chard; when starts to wilt, add smoked turkey; toss.
  4. Season to taste w/Salt& Pepper (if needed).
  5. Cook a few minutes more.
  6. Transfer to serving dish; drizzle olive oil on top.
  7. Garnish w/turkey cracklings (see recipe below), cheese, zest.


Makes about ¼ cup

  • Skin from smoked turkey leg
  • Vegetable oil


  1. Thinly slice turkey skin.
  2. In medium pot, heat 2 cups oil over medium-high heat.
  3. When oil is hot, add sliced skin; gently stir to prevent clumping.
  4. Fry until skin is golden brown, crisp (about 15 minutes).
  5. Use slotted spoon to remove cracklings; drain on plate lined w/paper towel.