How To Cook Collard Greens With Bacon?

What foods go well with collard greens?

  • You will always have a complete protein when you pair collard greens with animal proteins. These include beef, pork, chicken, turkey, fish, shellfish, wild game, duck and lamb.

How long are you supposed to soak collard greens?

10 minutes

How do you make collard greens tender?

How do you cook canned collards?

Choose low-sodium brands whenever possible.

  • Empty the contents of canned collard greens into a colander or strainer. Rinse the greens with cool water and allow the excess liquid to drain away.
  • Place the drained collard greens into a saucepan.
  • Cook on medium heat until the collard greens are hot, stirring frequently.

How do you clean and cook fresh collard greens?

Wash the leaves by swishing them vigorously in a bowl of cold water. Pull the leaves out of the water, re-fill the bowl with clean water and repeat until you no longer see any grit coming off. It usually takes about 3 cycles for farm-fresh greens.

How do you get the bitterness out of collard greens?

Taste the greens. If they are too bitter for your taste, add a teaspoon or two of salt or lemon juice. Mix the greens, ham hocks and water. Continue adding a teaspoon of salt or lemon juice and tasting until the bitterness is cut.

Can you overcook collard greens?

I think it is nearly impossible to overcook collard greens. On the stove top this usually translates to anywhere between one and a half hours to four hours. In a slow-cooker -provided you have enough ‘pot liquor’ (cooking liquid) you can easily let them simmer away overnight.