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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 06:23 PM
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I cooked collard greens for the first time!
Damn they're tasty!

But you gotta cook the bejesus out of 'em!
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Boojatta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 06:31 PM
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1. Did you cook onions with them?
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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 06:33 PM
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2. no
but that's a good idea.

I boiled 'em for half an hour, then put in a pan with garlic, butter, and olive oil. Simmered 'em for about 20 minutes, then added a little cider vinegar.
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Chovexani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 06:48 PM
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4. BLASPHEMER!
Only way to cook greens is with a hamhock. :P
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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 06:50 PM
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6. heheh
the bf is a vegetarian, but next time I make 'em for myself, I'll add a hamhock.

How do you cook 'em with a hamhock? Just boil 'em all together?
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Chovexani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 09:57 PM
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9. The way mom taught me is
Cook the hamhock just a little bit and then throw the greens in. That way the juice gets in them. :9
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unsavedtrash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:00 PM
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10. indeed!
Now I'm hungry. Who has the cornbread?
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Chovexani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:06 PM
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11. I love your sig line
That is my life's philosophy in a nutshell. :)
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LaurenG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 06:45 PM
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3. I have a really good recipie that cooks in about 30 minutes
I love collard greens.
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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 06:49 PM
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5. Yeah?
Wanna share it?

I thought they were so yummy! And evidently they're really good for you, too!
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LaurenG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:08 PM
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7. It's very similar to yours
except that I stir fry it it before I boil it.

2 tablespoons of oil (approx) heated
stir in your garlic or cumin seeds or what ever seasoning you use, except the salt and vinegar
add the collards (and any other vegetables it if you want)
cook the greens down, until wilted
add about three cups of water, it will depend though so just enough to cover the greens.
cook at medium to medium high heat for 10-12 minutes uncovered and then cover and turn down the heat so it still boils but doesn't overflow for 10-12 minutes. Add the salt (and vinegar, it you like) stir it all up and serve.

also, I always remove the thick stem from the leaves and tear the leaves (or cut) into smaller pieces.

I love collards.
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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:30 PM
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8. Thanks!
I'll try that next time. Cumin seeds is a good idea!
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:15 PM
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12. Love that!
So meaty for mere leaves.
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