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Collards Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Sandra Corley Mitchell
Added: Thursday, March 10, 2005

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 large bunch collards (remove yellow or wilted leaves)
Bacon
1 tablespoon sugar




Directions:
Directions:
Cut excessive middle veins out of collards. Wash collards well 1-2 times in cold water. Roll about 6 leaves together and slice with knife about 3/8 width. Bring to roaring boil about an inch of water in big pot. Let collards cook just until the water begins to color. Drain collards. (This reduces bitterness). Fry out a little bit of bacon to obtain fat back. Bring to boil about an inch of water in a big pot again.Add fat back, salt, a pinch of baking soda (reduces bitterness), and 1 tablespoon sugar to water and stir well. Add collards to water. Simmer on medium 40 minutes.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
The secret is not too much water and do not overcook, but cook well enough to get flavor.

 

 

 

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