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    True Southern Collard Greens

    True Southern Collard Greens. Photo by ShoeDiva

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    2 hrs

    30 mins

    1 hrs 30 mins

    ShoeDiva's Note:

    My father is from North Carolina, and this is the true TRADITIONAL way to cook some greens, You may substitute the PORK for SMOKED TURKEY.

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    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Since Collard Greens are VERY SANDY you must cut of the ends and rinse 3-4 TIMES.
    2. 2
      Stack leaves on top of each other about 15 roll up then cut.
    3. 3
      Cut up salt pork into strips and fry in a pan -- Do not add any OIL or GREASE it will make it's own.
    4. 4
      If your using the smoked turkey, just add to the pot with 1/2 cup of water.
    5. 5
      Smash garlic with knife (do not chop up).
    6. 6
      Add water, red pepper, smashed garlic, onion & garlic powder and black pepper (add the SALT if your using the smoked turkey & add the smoked turkey) to large pot; bring to a boil.
    7. 7
      Add collard greens to pot (water level should be very low--DON'T ADD ANY MORE!).
    8. 8
      Bring back to a boil add salt pork and the grease it made into the pot.
    9. 9
      BE CAREFUL OIL WILL POP WHEN IT HITS THE WATER.
    10. 10
      Stir & cover and bring to very low heat.
    11. 11
      Cook greens for about 1 hour stirring occasionally, then add sugar/Splenda.
    12. 12
      Cook for another 30 minutes stirring occasionally.
    13. 13
      Now you have TRUE Southern Collard Greens.

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    Nutritional Facts for True Southern Collard Greens

    Serving Size: 1 (264 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 375.5
     
    Calories from Fat 284
    75%
    Total Fat 31.5 g
    48%
    Saturated Fat 11.2 g
    56%
    Cholesterol 32.5 mg
    10%
    Sodium 1750.9 mg
    72%
    Total Carbohydrate 18.1 g
    6%
    Dietary Fiber 8.5 g
    34%
    Sugars 1.9 g
    7%
    Protein 8.5 g
    17%

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