FRESH MUSTARD AND TURNIP GREENS

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Mustard Greens

I love fresh greens of any kind and you can cook them all together or separate.  Collards, turnip or mustard greens served with onion, vinegar and boiled eggs are wonderful.  Of course, you need some cornbread to soak up the “pot likker”. That’s the juice left in the pot!  We love them all and mustard greens are probably our favorite.  Greens are a favorite dish to serve on News Years Day as well as any time of the year.

Mustard greens, collards and turnip greens are all easy to prepare and make a delicious side dish anytime.

2 to 3 bunches of greens, about 2 pounds (Can be turnip, mustard or collards)
1 large onion, chopped (Optional) I don’t like onion cooked in my greens. I like to add it later after the greens are cooked.
1/2 cup pork jowl (can use ham hocks, salt pork, ham or bacon) chopped
1 cup water (Can add more. I like to have some pot likker on my greens)
1 teaspoon sugar (Optional)
2 to 3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled on top (Optional)
 
Bring water to a boil, add meat to pot and cook about five minutes.  Remove stems from greens and wash several times.  No need to drain greens. Add greens to pot along with onion and sugar. (Some people don’t add sugar but I always add a small amount of sugar to fresh vegetables because I think it brings out the flavor.  Cover greens and cook until tender.  I cook mine about 15 minutes. I don’t like them overcooked.  Makes about 6 to 8 servings. Enjoy!
Mustard Greens
 

The best comfort food will always be greens, cornbread, and fried chicken. ~Maya Angelou.

Fresh Mustard and Turnip Greens

We love mustard and turnip greens!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Vegetable
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

Ingredients

  • 2 to 3 bunches of greens about 2 pounds (Can be turnip, mustard or collards)
  • 1 large onion chopped (Optional) I don’t like onion cooked in my greens. I like to add it later after the greens are cooked.
  • 1/2 cup pork jowl can use ham hocks, salt pork, ham or bacon chopped
  • 1 cup water Can add more. I like to have some pot likker on my greens
  • 1 teaspoon sugar Optional
  • 2 to 3 slices bacon cooked and crumbled on top (Optional)

Instructions

  • Bring water to a boil, add meat to pot and cook about five minutes. Remove stems from greens and wash several times. No need to drain greens. Add greens to pot along with onion and sugar. (Some people don’t add sugar but I always add a small amount of sugar to fresh vegetables because I think it brings out the flavor. Cover greens and cook until tender. I cook mine about 15 minutes. I don’t like them overcooked.

 
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