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New Year's Collard Greens Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Jeanette Fleming
Added: Monday, October 22, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 quart of water
1 large bunch of collards
8 ounces of seasoning meat (ham hock, fat back, etc.)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon sugar

If seasoning meat chosen is very lean you will want to add a dollop of oil or butter to the pot

Directions:
Directions:
Wash the greens carefully in several changes of water to remove grit. Strip the tough middle stems out and break the leaves into bite sized pieces and rinse again....or just buy a bag of already washed and cut collard greens.
In a large pot combine all the ingredients and boil slowly for about 2 hours or until tender. You can serve greens with pickled pepper sauce if desired.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4 -6
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 1/2 hours
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Eating collards or turnip greens on New Year's Day represents the "greenbacks" you will receive during the year. So eat up for prosperity!

 

 

 

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