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Old 06-14-2008, 09:55 AM   #1
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Collard Greens

I have about 35 collard and 35 kale plants that looks like they will be around a while, so what is your favorite way to prepare collards?

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Old 06-14-2008, 10:59 AM   #2
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My method is wash..tear into pieces, simmer in plenty of water... I like lots for pot likker!!!!! Season with plenty of salt, and any of the usual pork seasoning meats...Ham hocks, salt pork, bacon, etc. Around here, smoked pork neck bones are popular too!
Serve with plenty of pot likker...corn bread, and hot pepper sauce!!! A big bowl of greens, corn bread, a glass of tea...Good eats!!
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Old 06-14-2008, 11:08 AM   #3
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I'm with Uncle Bob. Sometimes I also fix them with chicken broth, chorizo with chunks of onion, garlic and hot sauce.

Happy Birthday, by the way.
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My favorite way recently has been to cut them in squares (removing the larger ribs) and cook them in a bit of beef broth with some salt and some canola oil. I just use what water is on them and maybe 1 cup or so broth. Cook for about 30 - 45 minutes. They still have some bite to them and a very fresh flavor. I can't get enough of them when I make them this way. I keep sneaking into the fridge and picking at them! No vinegar required and actually, the vinegar isn't even good on them unless they are cooked a LOT more.
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Old 06-17-2008, 10:29 AM   #5
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My method is wash..tear into pieces, simmer in plenty of water... I like lots for pot likker!!!!! Season with plenty of salt, and any of the usual pork seasoning meats...Ham hocks, salt pork, bacon, etc. Around here, smoked pork neck bones are popular too!
Serve with plenty of pot likker...corn bread, and hot pepper sauce!!! A big bowl of greens, corn bread, a glass of tea...Good eats!!
Yum. What Bob said.

I cook mine to death. It's the only green I'll do that too except when I add kale to pot roast.
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Old 06-17-2008, 10:46 AM   #6
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I can't get enough of them when I make them this way. I keep sneaking into the fridge and picking at them!
Sneaking into the fridge, or walking by the stove and eating turnips/mustard/collards with your hand...... That qualifies you as a gin-u-wine country girl!!!





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Sneaking into the fridge, or walking by the stove and eating turnips/mustard/collards with your hand...... That qualifies you as a gin-u-wine country girl!!!





LOL - I like the "wine" part better than the "gin" part!
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LOL - I like the "wine" part better than the "gin" part!

So a gin-u-wine country girl that's also a Wine-O

Get in the truck girl...lets go for a ride!
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So a gin-u-wine country girl that's also a Wine-O

Get in the truck girl...lets go for a ride!
geez, can you get the step stool out so I can get in please?
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i thought i remember from past discussions that one cooks the snot out of collards guess I will too..

I am thawing a smoked ham hock that I hope I can do double duty on a pan of collards and a lentil soup
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