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how do YOU make collard greens?

I bought them frozen, but they are fresh, chopped nicely and they are local! Never cooked them before but I'd like to try them. I want to make a good impression and make them taste good lol

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Asked by Owl_Feather at 3:17 PM on Jan. 17, 2011 in Food & Drink

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  • Never have. Never tried them either, but I'd like to.

    Answer by elwalters77 at 3:19 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • I open a can of the Margaret Holmes pre-seasoned ones, pour them into a pan, heat them, and they are delicious. I have cooked fresh ones though. Put them in a pan with a small amount of water and then season them with bacon or ham, some hot red pepper, and a little salt. Cook until just tender.

    Answer by NannyB. at 3:20 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • your southern arent you? hehe im not sure ive had them down south though ... ill bump u

    Answer by Luckyme3487 at 3:22 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • no i'm from NJ actually. I live in south georgia

    Comment by Owl_Feather (original poster) at 3:23 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • The secret is the pork.
    I use ham (cubed), salt pork, or bacon.
    If I use bacon, I fry it ahead and include the drippings.
    Wash the greens. They shrink way up so I usually cook about 2 lbs. of chopped. I do not remove the center stem.
    1 medium chopped onion and a bulb (yes a whole bulb) of roasted garlic. I roast about a dozen cloves of garlic and keep them ready to go in the fridge.
    Put the collards and a can of chicken broth and a can of water on it.
    Add the chopped onion and garlic.
    Sea salt and pepper.
    Cook covered about an hour.
    Add the bacon or ham.
    Cook for another couple hours
    adding hot sauce, juice from one lemon, and a little red pepper.
    I cook a long time because I leave the center stem in and it takes a while for the stem to get tender.
    Dish up and put a chunk of butter on top.
    serves about 5 to 6 people.
    Too much liquid leave the cover off at the end.
    Taste and add season t

    Answer by tootoobusy at 3:28 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • thanks tootoobusy! I bought frozen chopped collard greens though

    Comment by Owl_Feather (original poster) at 3:29 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • tootoobusy- sounds like she knows Exactly how to make Collards- it takes that kind of Magic Touch to make them turn out right:) i would follow what she said with the Bacon or Ham b/c without that seasoning they aren't going to taste that good- & add any of the other ingredients that she listed if you have it on hand- my grandmother used to make the BEST Collards in the Whole World! i live down the street from a Bar-b-q place that makes them Fresh & almost like my grandmothers- i always have at least a quart in my freezer- i have to have Hot Vinegar on mine:) Good Luck!


    Answer by daisyb at 3:46 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • would bologna work? I dont have any ham..........

    Comment by Owl_Feather (original poster) at 3:49 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • If you bought them already chopped & they froze them; then they should be already Seasoned- if that is the case, all you need to do is heat them on a low temp. for a while & add some salt & pepper, hot sauce or vinegar!

    Answer by daisyb at 3:49 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • no I dont believe they are seasoned!

    Comment by Owl_Feather (original poster) at 3:55 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

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