I saw this delicious looking picture on Twitter, realized Collard Greens are at the peak of their season January - April and thought - let's see what else we can find out about collard greens!
Resources and Additional Information about Collard Greens
Real Food, Right Now and How to Cook It, Collard Greens - A history, how to pick it, store it, make it and get the most out of the stems by making a broth!
Soulful Recipes: Building Healthy Traditions - A cookbook that puts a healthy preparation twist on traditional southern foods. It includes some nutritional information about collard greens and a recipe called "Oven-fried Catfish with Stir-Fry Greens (page 46)."
Recipe: Smothered Greens from Soul Food Makeover
2 pounds greens (collard, mustard, turnip, kale, or mixture) • 3 cups water • ¼ pound smoked turkey breast, skinless • 1 tablespoon hot pepper, freshly chopped • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper • 1 teaspoon cloves, ground • 2 cloves garlic, crushed • ½ teaspoon thyme • 1 stalk scallion, chopped • 1 teaspoon ginger, chopped • ¼ cup onion, chopped
1. Prepare greens by washing thoroughly and removing stems. 2. Tear or slice leaves of greens into bite-sized pieces. 3. Place all ingredients except greens into large saucepan and bring to a boil. 4. Add greens to turkey stock. Cook 20 to 30 minutes until tender.
Makes 5 servings. Serving size: 1 cup Each serving provides: Calories: 80 Total Fat: 2 g Saturated Fat: less than 1 g Cholesterol: 16 mg Sodium: 378 mg Carbohydrates: 9 g Dietary Fiber: 4 g Protein: 9 g Potassium: 472 mg
Collard Green Chips
3 minute video by a young person for how to make these. They look good and it's cute to watch.