Southern Turnip Greens
J. White Harris
2 lbturnip greens
3 to 4 slicesmoked bacon
1 mediumonion, chopped
4 clovegarlic, minced
5 ozcountry ham, diced
1/2 tspcrushed red pepper
2 tspdark brown sugar
1/3 capple cider vinegar
How to Make Southern Turnip Greens
- Wash the greens, trim any bad spots, roughly chop, and set aside.
- Give the bacon a rough chop and put into a large stockpot over low heat for 5 minutes before adding chopped onion. Increase heat to medium-high and cook until onions are translucent. Add the minced garlic and cook for another minute.
- Add diced ham, crushed red pepper, brown sugar, vinegar, and water and bring to a boil.
- Add cleaned and chopped greens. (Note: add water if needed so the liquid meets the surface of the cooked greens in the pot.) Simmer for approximately four hours, stirring occasionally and adding extra water if needed. Once greens are fully cooked and tender, taste for seasoning and add salt if desired.