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Mar 15, 2009 02:18 PM

Pre-Prepped Greens?

I'm braising some short ribs to eat for dinner this week. I'm planning to have polenta and sauteed chard with them. Could I wash and chop the chard today and then put it in the fridge to just pull out and cook during the week? Or would it get all gross?


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  1. The greens will keep well if washed and then thoroughly dried - use a salad spinner if you have one. Otherwise dry the leaves with towels or shake the leave, loosely wrap them in paper towels and put them in a plastic bag. Chard is a fairly tough green so you'll have no issue. I'll make a bunch of salad greens, spin them, and keep them in the spinner for days. They will wilt a bit after a day or two but can be refreshed with cold water and another spin.