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Turnip Greens Recipe

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Preston and Becket Foster, Richmond, Virginia, 2011.

 

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Lola Trimble
Added: Saturday, February 28, 2009

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Turnip greens, to fill a large pot, 3 - 4 pounds
Side meat - 1 large piece, about 1/4 - 1 pound
1 Tablespoon sugar or more, to taste
1 teaspoon salt or to taste
6 cups water

Directions:
Directions:
Place water and side meat in a large pot, and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, for 40 minutes. Wash and trim turnip greens. Add greens, stirring. Add sugar and salt. Cover and simmer for 1 1/2 hours.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
My father grew turnip greens at his farm in the fall. He also grew tomatoes, squash, and just about everything except corn. My father was funny about corn stalks, and he usually bought his corn. Otto Wray worked for my father, and took care of the garden and the cattle on the farm.

Gary Ledbetter

 

 

 

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