Have you ever cook collard greens ? Collard greens are a key element in several Southern food recipes. Southerners usually serve collard green recipes on New Year’s Day, along with black-eyed peas, to make sure wealth in the coming year. Collard greens have actually a neutral flavor that benefits from other big flavors, which is the reason why collard green recipes frequently come with bacon or smoked ham. You can try a healthy collard green recipe to bring you good luck or to include more nutritious dark leafy greens in your diet.
Ingredients of collard greens recipes:
- 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
- 3 bunches collard greens, stems discarded and leaves cut into 1-inch strips
- kosher salt and black pepper
- a half cup olive oil
How to cook collard greens
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the collard greens in batches and cook until just tender, about 10 minutes. Drain the greens in a colander and rinse under cold water to cool; squeeze to remove any excess water.
- Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the greens, 1 teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper. Cook, tossing often, until wilted and tender, 3 to 4 minutes.
Well, that the another collard green recipes to try, and I must agree, collard greens are excellent served with a little BBQ sauce. They are also pretty good on their own with onions and garlic. Here’s my mom’s recipe. We use bacon fat here primarily for flavor. Bacon fat gives an great balance to the natural bitter of the collard greens. This is optional, you can easily skip the bacon fat and just use a little more olive oil.
What you need to cook the second collard greens recipes:
- 2 teaspoons bacon fat
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 lbs collard greens, tough stems discarded, leaves chopped
- 2 Tbsp dark sesame oil ( you can use Dynasty or comparable)
- 2 Tbsp medium onion, chopped
- 1 large garlic clove, minced
- Chili pepper flakes, a pinch
- Salt, a couple pinches
- Sugar, a couple pinches
How cook the second collard greens recipes with BBQ:
1. choose a big skillet with a tight fitting cover. Melt bacon fat and heat olive oil on medium heat. Sauté onion until transparent, a couple of mintues. Combine garlic and and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
2. combine in the greens, chili pepper flakes,sesame oil, salt, and sugar. Cover and cook until tender, 8-15 minutes. (Note that young collard greens will cook up relatively quickly. Older greens may need upwards of 45 minutes to tenderize.)
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