How To Cook Fresh Collard Greens?

What foods go well with collard greens?

  • You will always have a complete protein when you pair collard greens with animal proteins. These include beef, pork, chicken, turkey, fish, shellfish, wild game, duck and lamb.

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?

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.