How to cook Fresh collards like your grandma's collards.
Nope, Not all collards are created equal. Here is an old school twist from my grandmothers kitchen.
Can Collards are Not Collards.
- 2 hand full brunches of Fresh Collards
- 1/2 lb smoked turkey.
(You could also use Smoked Fish or Pork)
- 1/2 cup Olive oil
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 small onion chopped
- 1 small green bell pepper chopped ( you can play here and change color of pepper to match the season that you are in).
Total cook time: 15 minute
Chopped up everything. SEE how to cut collards below.
Turn heat to mid-high
In a deep cooking pot add oil and heat it up
Add onions and peppers and fry till onions are light brown
Add Collards, smoked turkey and seasoning ( Mama Africa ) stir up ingredients to mix well.
Low heat to medium, cover pot and continue frying
After 5 minute, stir up greens by flipping sections of it over to continue frying
Repeat this one more time, then add your water
Low head to mid-low, cover pot and cook for another 5 minutes
Take off heat and enjoy.
Vegan This Recipe: Follow same direction above but minus the turkey and it's just as delicious
What to eat this collard with:
You can eat this collard with rice, by itself, or put it in a wrap.
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How To Cut Collards: Three easy steps to cut fresh collard greens.
Wash, Fold, and Cut