How To Cook Fresh Collard Greens?

How do you clean and cook fresh collard greens?

Wash the leaves by swishing them vigorously in a bowl of cold water.

Pull the leaves out of the water, re-fill the bowl with clean water and repeat until you no longer see any grit coming off.

It usually takes about 3 cycles for farm-fresh greens.

How do you make collard greens tender?



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How long are you supposed to soak collard greens?

10 minutes

Can you overcook collard greens?

I think it is nearly impossible to overcook collard greens. On the stove top this usually translates to anywhere between one and a half hours to four hours. In a slow-cooker -provided you have enough ‘pot liquor’ (cooking liquid) you can easily let them simmer away overnight.