Sunday, December 13, 2009

Kickin Collard Greens

So, I've pretty much got cooking with chard down. When I saw another tough green, collard, at the farmer's market yesterday, I decided to go ahead and give it a try. Psh. I got this. I got home and perused and came up with this one. They all had some kind of meat. One had a smoked turkey leg (where the eff do you get one of THOSE?!). One had smoked ham hock (I don't even know what that means!). This one had bacon. I can handle bacon!


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 slices bacon
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound fresh collard greens, cut into 2-inch pieces

  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add bacon, and cook until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, crumble and return to the pan. Add onion, and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, and cook until just fragrant. Add collard greens, and fry until they start to wilt.
  2. Pour in chicken broth, and season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes (I skipped s&p. In my opinion, chicken broth is flavorful enough). Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 45 minutes (umm...mine took like 10 mins. Keep an eye on it), or until greens are tender.
I only had one bunch of collard greens and I have NO idea how much it weighed, so I assumed it was about half and made the recipe accordingly. Came out pretty good!! I loved the bacon (duh). The greens taste kinda spinach-y, which I liked. I would definitely make this again.

Now if only I had made something else to eat it with...oops...

Update: I threw the leftovers in a skillet and cracked a couple eggs over the top. Mixed it all up to make a collard green omlette (sp?) thing...oh man. SUPER good.

1 comment:

susyash said...

for different kinds of meat, you can try and butcher shop. there's that one in LG near Oak Meadow...don't know the name, but they're supposed to have an amazing meat selection...