How To Cook Collard Greens Southern Style?

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 make collard greens tender?

How do you make Patti Labelle collard greens?

Add the collard greens, chicken stock, onions, 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper and 1/4 teaspoon seasoning salt. Mix in the smoked turkey. Turn the heat to low and cook, covered, until the greens are tender but not too soft, 35 minutes.

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.

How do I get the bitterness out of collard greens?

Taste the greens. If they are too bitter for your taste, add a teaspoon or two of salt or lemon juice. Mix the greens, ham hocks and water. Continue adding a teaspoon of salt or lemon juice and tasting until the bitterness is cut.

Does baking soda tenderize collard greens?

To tenderize, dip a large moistened cooking fork into a box of Baking Soda, using only the soda that adheres to the fork and stir into boiling pot of greens. A foam will appear, and then dissipate, helping to tenderize the greens. Add collard greens, broth, pepper, salt, vinegar and sugar. Bring to a boil.

Why are my collard greens tough?

If you don’t wash them correctly, they can have sand hidden in them. There is nothing more awful than taking a bite of collards and chewing grits of sand. If you don’t cook them long enough, they are crunchy and tough. If you don’t season them properly, they are bitter and earthy.

How do you wash 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 clean collard greens with vinegar?

HOW TO CLEAN COLLARD GREENS?

  • Fill the sink at least 1/2 way up with tepid (slightly warm) water and then add 1/2 cup white vinegar (the water temp feels about the same as my skin temp).
  • Remove the greens from the sink, rinsing them under cold water as you remove them.

How do you know when Collard greens are clean?

Collard greens have a tough stem and prominent veins on the back of the leaves.

To clean and prepare for cooking do the following:

  1. Cut the root off if it is still attached.
  2. Dunk and swish the leaves in a sink or basin full cold water, and change the water until you no longer see any dirt or sand on the bottom.

Do you have to soak collard greens before cooking?

Enjoy delicious collards or any kind of greens for that matter. Hint: If you do not want to go through the process above, soak the entire bunch of leaves in salt water for about 30 minutes then rinse the greens in running water for about 3 minutes before cooking fresh collards.

What can you do with collard green stems?

I really like the added texture the chopped stems give to the collards. They cook up nice and soft, but they keep their texture adding just a little extra bite to the greens. I use smoked turkey necks or wings to make the seasoning broth for my collards, but you can use a smoke ham hock if you prefer.