Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins
Delicious wilted collard greens ... the prefect balance of salty bacon, sweet onion and bitter greens. Serve with beef, fish, chicken or by itself with a loaf of crusty bread and other vegetables! Wonderful side item or main dish!
- 1 lb collard greens
- 6 slices bacon, chopped
- 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup chicken stock
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 2 teaspoons black pepper (optional)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon seasoning salt (optional)
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar (optional)
- Turn an eye on the stove to medium heat.
- In a large sauté pan or stock pot, cook the chopped bacon for a few minutes until some grease is rendered, then, toss in the onion. Cook this until onion becomes tender. DO NOT DRAIN!
- Next, throw the collard greens into the bacon and onion and carefully stir a little (it will seem like there are too many collard greens, but they cook down very quickly).
- Pour in the chicken stock and the water.
- Add the optional seasonings (pepper, seasoning salt and vinegar).
- Cover the pan and cook on medium to medium high. You will see the collards begin to wilt rather quickly.
- Continue cooking until all of the liquid is gone, stirring occasionally. (This normally takes me about 20 minutes.).
- Try the collards and if they are not as tender as you would like, simply add 1/4 cup of water at a time until they reach the desired tenderness.