Traditional Southern Greens (Mustard, Turnip or Collards)

"My family's way of "fixin'"greens. You can use any kind of green or a mix. So simple but so good. Serve with cornbread for soppin' up the pot liquor! Measurements are approximates."
 
Traditional Southern Greens (Mustard, Turnip or Collards) created by cajunhippiegirl
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3hrs 25mins
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directions

  • Fill sink with cold water.
  • Put in greens, making sure they have room to float.
  • The greens will rise to the top, while the dirt will sink.
  • Let greens sit in water for about 20 minutes.
  • Scoop out greens being careful not to stir up the dirt on bottom.
  • If they still look dirty, change water and repeat process.
  • Finish the cleaning by rinsing under running water.
  • Tear greens into pieces, throwing away thick veins and stems.
  • In a large pot, heat the bacon grease over med-high.
  • Add the greens and toss well with bacon grease for a couple of minutes.
  • Add ham stock, salt and pepper and sugar and stir.
  • Cover and simmer gently until very tender (DO NOT BOIL).
  • As the greens cook, they will produce a lot of liquid that will cook down. Add water as needed to prevent burning, but only use what is necessary so your pot liquor won't be watered down.
  • Cook time will vary but usually about 3 hours The flavor of collards is much better if you can cook for about 6 hours.
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  1. Lillie E.
    I've cooked mustards many times,never had some so tuff as i cooked yesterday,how do I get them more tender?
     
  2. Felicied W.
    How many bags of mustard greens add up to one bunch
     
  3. Laurie L.
    They sound so easy, I don't know why I haven't tried mustard greens before this. I'm fixing them tomorrow. They're supposed to be more tangy --zesty? Than collards and turnips? Is the sugar to take away the tang? We always ate collards and turnips when we had them. Brunswick, GA .. I loved that kind of food --l still do. Thanks so much. Laurie
     
  4. Senita H.
    Which greens do I cook first
     
  5. Senita H.
    I'm cooking mustard and turnip green with turnips, with greens do I cook first
     
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