Make it a sandwich

  (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)


Just because St. Patrick's Day falls midweek doesn't mean you can't cook up something to celebrate, even if you have a busy schedule.

Instead of slow-cooking corned beef, pick up sliced corned beef and Swiss cheese from the deli and make these quick grilled Reuben sandwiches with Swiss chard, a pleasant change from the usual sauerkraut. The oven-fried potato chips, developed in The Times Test Kitchen, can be made in a snap if you have a mandoline or food processor.

End the meal with traditional Irish coffee or coffee with Baileys Irish Creme. Top either with a spoon of lightly whipped cream and drizzle a bit of creme de menthe on top for that touch of green.


Grilled Swiss Chard Reuben

Oven-Fried Herbed Potato Chips

Kosher Dill Pickle Wedges

Irish Coffee or Baileys Irish Creme and Coffee

Grilled Swiss Chard Reuben

Active Work Time: 15 minutes * Total Preparation Time: 20 minutes

1 pound Swiss chard leaves

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 tablespoons minced shallots

1 tablespoon lemon juice


1/4 cup mayonnaise

2 tablespoons cocktail chili sauce

4 slices rye bread