I love collard greens so I thought I would take a shot at making them myself. They turned out wonderful and my family loved them! I convinced my 6 year old to at least try them. After some hesitancy, she took a bite, smiled real big and said “more please!”
We had these a few days ago and we have all been craving more of them ever since. We ate them with a crockpot of white beans. So yummy!
My collard green recipe:
*Wash and separate from stems…discard stems
*Stack leaves flat together, roll up tightly, and cut into a chiffenade…(a fancy word for cutting into strips)
*Sauté 1 diced onion, 2 minced garlic cloves, and 2 pieces of diced turkey bacon in a little butter
*Stir in collard greens
*Stir in a cup or two of chicken stock
*Cover and simmer on low for 45 minutes.
*You may need to add a little more chicken stock. Just make sure to keep checking occasionally and stirring.
*Salt and pepper to taste
This makes a wonderful side dish for a pot of beans, (especially white beans). The great thing about it is that I bought 3 big bunches of organic collard greens for $1 each…(always keep an eye out for great deals while eating organically).