My Mustard Greens


FANNIE MCCOY Recipe

By FANNIE MCCOY ZAYDEN2


Rating:
Serves:
10-12
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Method:
Stove Top
Comments:

AN OLD COUNTRY RECIPE I COOK THIS QUITE OFTEN

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Perfect, perfect, perfect for your next potluck or cookout. The Crew and I loved the mix of vegetables and ham hock. And even though the recipe calls for jalapeno, don't let that scare you! There's just enough to add a hint of flavor without overwhelming the dish with heat. Enjoy!

Ingredients

6
bunches of mustard greens
4
smoked ham hocks
1
med onion (chopped)
1
med bell pepper (chopped)
3 Tbsp
minced garlic
1
small jalepano (chopped)
2
celery stalks cut up
2 tsp
sugar
3 Tbsp
cooking oil
3 box
jiffy cornbread mix

Directions Step-By-Step

1
WASH HAM HOCKS AND PUT IN LARGE POT ADD ALL OTHER INGREDIENTS (EXCEPT GREENS )COVER WITH WATER BRING TO A RAPID BOIL
THEN TURN FIRE ON MED HEAT AND COOK UNTIL VERY TENDER ABOUT 2 HRS.
2
WASH GREENS ABOUT 7 TIMES WITH COOL WATER NOW DRAIN WELL AND ADD TO HAM HOCKS COOK ABOUT 45 MIN. ADD 3 TBLS COOKING OIL COOK ANOTHER 10 MIN. SERVE WITH CORN BREAD COOK CORNBREAD AS DIRECTED ON BOX

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy


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114 Comments

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Donna Graffagnino StillWild
Nov 27, 2013
For some reason I just assumed Mustard greens would be bitter - I'm definitely going to try them next, using your recipe!
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Donna Graffagnino StillWild
Nov 27, 2013
I never did like greens, probably because I wasn't raised eating them. My parents love them, so why we didn't have them growing up - I have no idea. I've tried them several times, made by Mississippi country cooks, but they just tasted like grass - YUK! We used to grow a big patch of turnip greens every year and we'd just give them away. I still don't like the taste of a turnip... A couple of years ago I started having a craving for greens that were cooked to my liking, so last year I bought collards (I don't know the difference between collards, mustards, or turnips.) I remember when my mom would occasionally get a bunch of greens and wash them on delicate cycle in the washing machine. Anyway, instead of smoked ham hocks I used a cured ham bone and lots of ham chunks. I sauteed onions and bell pepper in bacon grease and garlic infused olive oil, then added homemade chicken stock, a cup of beer, salt & pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, granulated garlic and cajun seasoning. I added the greens and the ham bone, let them cook for an hour then added the ham chunks. Cooked one more hour... WOW! These are greens that I love and they don't taste like grass. Believe me, the beer does not make them bitter, it actually sweetens them... If you ever want to try them, here's my recipe: Beer Braised Collard Greens & Ham - BIG FLAVOR!
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FANNIE MCCOY ZAYDEN2
Jul 8, 2013
thank you so much ! keep in touch.
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Juliann Esquivel Juliann
Jul 8, 2013
Fannie thanks for getting back to me. We love collards and kale so I am sure we are going to like the mustard greens. Now I am on a mission to find them. I love your recipes. LOL
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FANNIE MCCOY ZAYDEN2
Jul 8, 2013
im so sorry that iam just getting back to you, but no mustard greens are not bitter , you can add a little sugar if you want too, I do it just for flavor, collards are a little bitter but mustards are not, enjoy!