Grilled Collard Greens

Recipe by Julesong
READY IN: 25mins
SERVES: 8-10


  • 2
    bunches collard greens, trimmed and washed
  • 1
    tablespoon salt
  • 2
    2 tablespoons butter (bacon/duck/goose preferred) or 2 tablespoons lard (bacon/duck/goose preferred)
  • ice water
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  • Prepare a large bowl of ice water; preheat your grill.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil and add the salt and fat.
  • When salt is dissolved and fat is melted, add the collard greens to the boiling water and simmer for 3 minutes.
  • Remove collards from the water and immediately plunge into the ice water to halt the cooking and preserve the beautiful green color.
  • (When removed from the boiling water, the collards should be coated with the fat - that's what you want).
  • Remove the collards from the ice water a leaf at a time and stack them flat on top of each other, about 7 to 9 leaves high.
  • Oil your grill well and grill the stacked collard leaves until done, turning once, about 5 minutes per side (depending on the temperature of your grill).
  • Cut stacked collards in half or quarters, season with salt and pepper, and serve immediately.