Friday, November 25, 2022

Evelyn’s Home Grown Collard Greens Recipe

 Hello, Darlings

Who doesn’t love a big pot of fresh cooked greens especially on the holidays, be they collard, mustard and turnip greens.  In our family, we are big green lovers and today I want to share my recipe for collard greens. This recipe is also great with store bought and frozen greens. As this is a family recipe there is no skipping on fat content. 


Evelyn’s Home Grown Collard Greens Recipe


2 bunches fresh cut collard greens

One medium to large piece of smoke meat

1 ½ teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon black pepper

¼ crush red pepper

1 tablespoon of bacon grease, or lacking bacon grease substitute it with 1 tablespoon olive oil and a half packet of ham flavoring.


1.      Wash, rinse and drain greens. Set aside

  1.       In a 5 – 6 quart Dutch oven add enough water to cover the smoke meat
  2.       Add the salt, black pepper, crush red peppers, and bacon grease.
  3.     Cover Dutch oven and on a medium heat cook meat with other ingredients to a rolling boil for 20 minutes. This will make getting the flavors into the greens easier.
  4.       Add greens a little at a time until Dutch oven is full
  5.     Cover and cook over medium until greens begin to boil; then reduce heat to a simmer and cook for about 30 minutes.
  6. If desired, serve with fresh baked cornbread, thin slices of onion, tomatoes and a drizzle of your choice of vinegar, 


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Until next time,

       Happy, Thanksgiving!

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