How To Cook Collard Greens Straight From the Garden
Make the best tasting Collard Greens you’ve ever had by gently cooking them in your slow cooker! Once you’ve mastered the art of gently simmering your greens. You can be confident that they will be tantalizingly tender. When you start to pull them from their crockpot. They are going to be so tender that they will fall right off the bone. Southern Slow-Cooked Collard Greens contains many healthy nutrients that are good for you! Try this slow cooker recipe today for the easiest healthy side dish ever.
Make a nice thick sauce by using bacon (sliced), onions, garlic, spices, lemon juice, and water. You’ll want to use enough liquid so that the vegetables don’t stick to the bottom. Place all that mixture into your slow cooker and set it to medium heat.
How To Cook Collard Greens – Let the vegetables cook in this warm water for about five minutes.
Once the liquid is cooking through, remove your vegetables from the pot and set them aside. In a large pan or skillet, heat some oil and cook your collard greens until they are slightly translucent. This will take about twenty minutes. Use a pair of wooden spoons to stir your greens while they are cooking so that they don’t stick to the bottom. While you’re waiting, use your pork neck to cut up the fat wrapped in the tenderest part of the pork neck. And use that fat as a topping for your collard greens.
Once your greens are tender, add your liquid and vinegar to your slow cooker. Scrape the mustard seeds out of your chopped greens. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cover your lid and let this mixture cook for about eight hours. This will bring forth a tangy, tasty dish you can be proud of.
After eight hours, unplug your slow cooker, unroll your colander and slice your greens into thin strips with a sharp knife. Heat your kitchen sink and wash your greens with cold water. You’ll want to drain the liquid and allow it to cool.
Add your collard greens to the sink and allow them to soak for at least thirty minutes before draining them into a bowl of cold water.
Now, if you have a salad spinner, shred your fresh collard green leaves into fine pieces with your own garden shredder. If not, simply cut your green leaves into slivers and then rub the rind into your salads. If you are using a salad spinner, spin your salad in your bowl by pushing the handle of the machine along the stem of the salad. Spin salad until it is completely coated in the leaf shredder.
Another way to cook collard greens is through the slow cooker method. In this method, you’ll want to add all of your chopped vegetables to your skillet. If you are using a skillet with a lid, place collard greens on top of the skillet and coat them with seasonings such as paprika, garlic powder, or kosher salt before adding them to your slow cooker.
Cook your vegetables in the slow cooker for about eight to ten minutes. Uncover your collard greens after about ten minutes and enjoy your tasty pork jowl salad.
How to cook bacon can be done by washing the greens with a wire mesh strainer. Or cutting your greens into thin slices with a knife. If you are going to wash your greens, be sure that they are completely dry before placing them into a salad spinner or your mouth. Some people like to cut their greens into small pieces before putting them into the pot. But if you do this, be sure that the pieces are very dry before putting them in your mouth.
If you’re going to slice your greens, make sure that they are as fresh as possible by using a food processor to chop them up into tiny pieces. Now you’ll know how to cook collard greens in no time!