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best cooked greens

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Amy H.
Detroit, MI

These greens are so good! I've even got people who hate vegetables that love these! There's just something about a mess of greens that make a meal seem so "down home" and comforting. Pictured are turnip greens, but you could also use Collards or Mustards or a combination of different greens with this recipe. Whatever you like.

(1 rating)
yield 4 -6
prep time 10 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For best cooked greens

  • 2-4
    ham hocks or smoked turkey necks
  • 1
    small onion, diced
  • 3 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 lb
    fresh greens (any type)
  • salt & pepper to taste

How To Make best cooked greens

  • 1
    Rinse greens under the sink. Pick greens away from the stems. Using a cutting board and knife. Roll the leaves together and cut into 1 inch strips
  • 2
    In a large pot, heat water. Add greens and bring just to a boil, next add other ingredients and cover with a lid and continue to simmer for an hour.
  • 3
    Drain and remove ham hocks. Pick usable meat from ham hock or turkey from neck with a fork & knife. Dice into small pieces and mix with greens.
  • 4
    Add salt and pepper to taste, toss and serve hot.