Friday, April 6, 2012

Turnip Greens

Serves 4-6
1 bunch fresh turnip greens, collard greens or mustard greens
Strip the stems from the greens and wash thoroughly. I mean really thoroughly!

1 medium piece salt pork or 1 smoked pork chop
2 cups water
1-teaspoon sea salt (go ahead try a smoked salt)
Place the greens in a saucepan and add the pork, water, and sea salt. Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer covered, for 45 minutes or until tender.
Remove the pork and pour the greens into a colander to drain. Place in a pan and chop scissor-like with two knives. If necessary, add more salt to taste. If using the pork chop, cut into small pieces and add to the greens.

2 tablespoons bacon dripping or butter (optional)
Pinch of sugar (optional)
Add the bacon drippings and a pinch of sugar.

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