I never had collard greens , though i’ve heard that southern people like collard greens . But living in Indiana , you hardly seen greens being sold at the groceries , other than green beans , lettuce , corn , spinach , those kind of stuff . Even kale is sometimes hardly available , let alone mustard greens , collard greens .. I guess living down south has its own advantages , such as , plenty and cheap vegetables ! So i took that advantage today too , by trying collard greens . I thought how hard can this be to cook anyway ? It’s vegetable , couldn’t be any difference than making saute bok choy , mustard greens .. those stuff . I thought garlic , onion , bacon will do the work for the collard greens . I did my research before jumping into it , and most of them ,instead of sauteeing the collard greens , they simmer the greens with ham or hock .. around those area . I did slightly different , but i took a bite and tried it .. I LOVED IT .. i was warned by my husband’s uncle that it might have a slight bitter taste like mustard greens , but mustard greens was so bitter for me ! Thank God that this wasn’t as close as that mustard greens .. Collard greens will def. be cooked more often in our household !
1 bunch of collard greens , remove leaves from the stem , then cut the leaves into 2 inches strips .
4 garlic cloves , minced
1/4 cup of chopped sweet onion
1 tbsp. red pepper flakes
4 strips of bacon , chopped
1 cup of chicken broth
1 tsp. of sugar
1. In a skillet heat up vegetable oil , then add the onion , garlic and red pepper flakes , cook for a minute or two , add bacon , cook about 3 minutes .
2. Add the collard greens , stir until wilted , then add 1 cup of chicken broth and sugar . Bring to boil , simmer for 30 minutes . Serve .