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Richard in Cincy

Cyn, I wing nearly everything! Southern Greens 101...

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Posted to Thread #30507 at 8:08 pm on Sep 22, 2018

This is the old timey southern way to make greens.

Slice up the smoked jowl bacon, fry it in the pan until it's nicely browned. Add about a quart of water, cover, and simmer for an hour to get the pot liquor started. Add chopped onions, red pepper flakes (I use lots), 1/4 cup of cider vinegar, 1/4 cup of sugar, then fill the pot with your cleaned greens, stripping out the big woody stems if using Kale. Cover and simmer for 2 hours. Stir every so often to until all of the greens are down in the pot liquor.

I won't touch raw Kale (carefully massaged) in salads. It is inedible until you tame it with a couple hours simmering in pork juices. These are really wonderful, especially served with a nice homemade cornbread.


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