Tennessee Greens

Tennessee Greens Recipe

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Greg Hale


You will love the greens but fight over the Pot Likker

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4 or 2 that are really hungry
10 Min
20 Min
Deep Fry


1 bunch
greens, (collard, mustard or a mix of both)
2 Tbsp
1/2 pkg
pork fatback or 1/2 lb bacon
1 Tbsp
vinegar ( i use apple cider vinegar)
1/2 qt
salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Tennessee Greens


  • 1I a 2 quart mix water, vinegar,butter with salt and pepper and bring to a boil
  • 2Wash greens thoroughly and add to the pot, don't worry if it is above the top because they will wilt down
  • 3In a separate large sided skillet( I use cast iron) fry fatback or bacon til almost crisp.
  • 4After greens are tender, pull them out and let them set in a strainer for a few minutes to drain. Then add them to the skillet and let them fry in the grease flipping them constantly
  • 5Add a little bit of the water you saved if they get dry. When they start absorbing the grease they are done. Eat and enjoy
  • 6The water left over from boiling them can be add to them on the plate to keep them moist. Now that's good eating I don't care what anyone says.

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About Tennessee Greens

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #greens, #vegtables