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Turnip - Your - Nose Greens Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Karon Davenport Nason 1954
Added: Monday, July 28, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 to 2 1/2 pounds turnip greens

Salt pork strip -- 1/2 x 3

Salt

Water

Directions:
Directions:
Pick over the leaves of the greens an remove any spotted parts or discolored leaves and stems.

Wash the leaves carefully an thoroughly, until they are free from sand and soil.

The turnip greens will have edible white roots.

Trim the stem top and root parts from each, and wash thoroughly.

Slice and cut into quarters, and cook with the leaves.

Place all in a large saucepan and add a little water and salt to taste and the salt pork.

Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until tender, 20 to 30 minutes. Remove from heat, drain and serve immediately.

Greens are delicious served with pork chops, sweet potatoes and cornbread.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Florida Mountain --
Money was hard to come by in those days so everything was done to “turn a penny”. One year the turnips were especially good. Pa loaded the wagon with a bushel bag of turnips and sent Zan to town to sell them door to door. The price was .25 cents a bushel. Though Zan did his best he could sell only a few. He was discouraged and dreaded telling Pa how little money he had brought home. Pa was quite and upset and said “Why didn’t you throw them away”? They both new that a portion could be cut up and feed to the animal with some hay. Too many turnips could not be fed to the milk cows as they are a strong vegetable and it would spoil the butter.

 

 

 

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