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Preheat the oven to 375F.
Heat two tablespoons of olive oil in a wide, lidded pan and add the chopped chard ribs. Stir, then cover and cook over a low heat for four minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add the leaves, stir, then cover again and cook for a further five minutes, or until just tender. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper and set aside.
Place the olives, sun-dried tomatoes, capers, parsley and two tablespoons of olive oil into a food processor and blend to make a smooth paste.
Lightly oil a 12 inch ovenproof dish. Place a layer of the chard, along with any cooking juices, and a layer of the cooked potatoes into the dish. Spread a little of the olive paste over the chard and potatoes and season with freshly ground black pepper. Continue to layer up the chard and potato, spreading more of the olive paste between each layer and finishing with a layer of chard.
Mix the Gruyère and Parmesan in a bowl and sprinkle over the top of the gratin. Drizzle over the remaining tablespoon of olive oil.
Transfer to the oven and bake for about 25-30 minutes, until the cheese is browned and bubbling. Serve hot or warm.
5 tbsp olive oil
1lb Swiss chard, stems and broad ribs cut into ½ inch pieces, leaves finely sliced
salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 oz Calamata olives, pits removed
2 sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
½ tbsp capers, rinsed and drained
1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
14 oz new potatoes, scrubbed, boiled until just tender, drained and sliced
2 oz Gruyère cheese, grated
1 oz Parmesan, freshly grated