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Mean Collard Greens Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Renee Mayes-Black

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 large bushels of Collard Greens
bacon pieces or smoked Turkey necks bones, smoked Pork neck bones or Ham-hocks
c of bacon grease or grape seed oil
Sea salt and ground pepper
Ham seasoning
Greens seasoning

Directions:
Directions:
In large pot, add grease and bacon or either neck bone or ham hocks.
Cook seasoning down on low heat to get meat cooked and season the grease
Roll leaves up and cut across the leaves into circles, and then cut length wide place in a sink of clean water. In sink with greens add a drop of dish washing liquid to clean greens and place the clean greens into another sink of clean water or a pot of clean water. Do this at least three times or until the water comes clean. You will have to drain the old water out and replace it with clean water. In collider place greens and put into pot with season meat.
Cook down a little and stir greens, then add 1 c of water to pot and stir.
Cook greens on medium heat add seasoning once the greens started to come to a boil. Taste as you add seasoning, add more water to cover greens if not tender enough
Cook until tender. Cooking time is about 2-3 hours on medium heat

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
24
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
30 min
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
You can take this same recipe and make you some fried greens. In a black cast iron skillet add bacon grease enough to cover the inside of the pan as if you were going to saute onions. Once grease is hot, add bacon pieces, neck bones cut and remove meat from ham hocks fry meat to cook to season the grease. Add clean cut greens, stir place a top on skillet and let it cooked down some. Keep stirring until it starts to fry, add more grease if needed. You will know when its done cause the greens will smell like someone fried them. I got this recipe from a baby shower that I baked a cake for.

 

 

 

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