Updated: Nov 17, 2021
I loooove Greens. When I was growing my grandma would make greens all the time and it was such a treat. She would cook greens with ham hocks back then. But I cook mine with smoke turkey a little healthier. I have not meant someone yet that did not look some well seasoned greens (collard, mustard or turnips) Collards are my favorite I know some people mix the greens together. But I am just a fan favorite of collards. If you are looking for an easy, flavorful and downright addictive collard greens recipe you can to the right blog/website.
Collard greens have been cooked and used for centuries. The Southern-style of cooking of greens came with the arrival of African slaves to the southern colonies and the need to satisfy their hunger and provide food for their families. Though greens did not originate in Africa, the habit of eating greens that have been cooked down into a low gravy, and drinking the juices from the greens (known as “pot likker”) is of African origin.
I’ve been eating collard greens for as long as I can remember. My grandmother made them every Sunday for dinner. Low and slow is the best way to cook collard greens, No need to rush.
Serves about 4-6
4-6 bunches of collard greens, chopped
2 cloves of garlic
½ chopped onion
1 jalapeno chopped (deseed)
2 smoked turkey wings
2 tablespoons of vinegar
1 tsp of sugar
Salt and pepper to taste
½ chicken bouillon
Remove the thick fibrous stems from your collard greens. Rinse the leaves of the greens thoroughly to remove any dirt and sand. Roll the leaves up and chop them into manageable bite-sized pieces.
Place turkey wings, garlic, in a large pot of water covering the wings. Cook wings for about 45 minutes to 1 hour until meat is falling off the bone. Once turkey wings are done take out of season water take meat off the bone and chopped up set aside.
Add in the season pot water greens, chicken bouillon, onion, jalapeno cook. Season greens vinegar, salt pepper, and sugar; taste to adjust salt. Cook until tender. About 45 minutes. Once tender add smoked turkey wing meat back to pot. Enjoy with some cornbread or corn cakes. check out my recipe on cornbread and corn cakes. category baking.