Southern Staple

I had never tried collared greens before this recipe, but when I saw bushels at the farmer’s market last Saturday I figured what better time to buy than the present.  I figured that because my current love of roasted kale chips is so strong, it was pretty safe to guess I would enjoy this form of leafy greens as well.  I decided to keep things simple, keep the recipe my own, and add flavor while keeping the dish light.

 

Turkey Bacon Collared Greens

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Ingredients

Collared Greens

3 slices Turkey Bacon

1/2 diced Onion

2 cloves Minced Garlic

sea salt

 

Directions

Over medium heat, cook Turkey Bacon in grill pan/fry pan until fully cooked.  Then set bacon aside. (I used the same grill pan that I had cooked my pork chops in).

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(My pork chops were simply seasoned with sea salt, thyme and parsley, then drizzled with olive oil and grilled).

 

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Add onions to pan and cook for 3-4 minutes.  Add in garlic and cook another 2-3 minutes.

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While bacon, onions and garlic are cooking, prepare collared greens.  Wash each leaf at a time and set aside.

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Remove stem from the center of each leaf.

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Roll leaf and cut into slices.

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Continue process until all the leaves are prepped.

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Add collared greens to grill pan along with onions and garlic.  Chop turkey bacon and add to pan as well.

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Cover with a lid and cook on medium-low heat 5-7 minutes.  Stir together to mix up ingredients.

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I served the greens along with grilled pork chops, and roasted carrots and potatoes.

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Questions:

Have you ever had collared greens?  What do you think is the best way to prepare them?

What is your favorite ‘southern staple’?

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12 thoughts on “Southern Staple

  1. This looks really great. All of that iron, so good for you. Seasoning them with the turkey bacon drippings is excellent. Very nice presentation.

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