Collard Greens

By Karmul

  • pounds fresh collard greens

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

  • 1 14-ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 1 smoked turkey neck bone or smoked turkey drumstick bone*

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

  1. Wash collard greens thoroughly. Cut off stems and discard. Coarsely chop collard greens and set aside. (You should have about 9 cups packed.) In a 4-quart Dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook about 5 minutes or until tender.

  2. Add collard greens, chicken broth, smoked turkey bone, and pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 1 hour or until collard greens are tender. Remove smoked turkey bone and drain off any excess liquid. Serve warm with a slotted spoon. Makes 6 (1/3-cup) servings.

  3. *Test Kichen Tip:If using a turkey drumstick, remove meat and reserve for another use; use only the bone for this recipe.

Nutritional Facts

6 (1/3-cup) servings
Calories 39
Total Fat (g) 1
Saturated Fat (g) 0
Cholesterol (mg) 0
Sodium (mg) 137
Carbohydrate (g) 6
Fiber (g) 3
Protein (g) 2
Diabetic Exchanges
Vegetables (d.e.) 1

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9 replies

Karmul 2009-01-25 18:59:20 -0600 Report

I actually like mustard greens better myself and I like cooking the mustard greens in chicken broth instead of water…mmmmmm good. I don't have any problem with grit on my mustard greens but maybe it is the type of soil you have where you live.

Karmul 2009-01-25 18:57:10 -0600 Report

The easiest way to clean them is in the sink or a very large pot filled with cold water. After cutting the stems and heavy ribs out, place the leaves in the cold water. Let them soak for a few minutes then swish around to loosen grit and sand; drain. Repeat the process two or three times, depending on how gritty the leaves are.
Hope that helps.

2catty 2009-01-25 15:33:49 -0600 Report

I like collard greens but I like mustard greens better. Can you use this recipe for them? I also have a problem getting the grit off of them. I clean and clean even boil and drain and boil again and they still have grit. Am I doing something wrong?

Avera 2009-01-21 23:29:20 -0600 Report

This recipe makes me want to fix this one right now! Collard greens are so good fixed in many different ways. But this recipe is just a little different and will surely taste wonderful.