Quick Collard Greens

Ingredients

Pinch of crushed red pepper
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
Dash of your favorite hot sauce (optional)

Preparation

1
Bring a large stock pan full of water to a boil.
2
Remove middle stalk from collards, rinse leaves and slice. (They will wilt and shrink considerably so I don't chop or make the slices too small.)
3
Add collards to boiling water for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
4
In a skillet, add bacon, cook until crispy, drain on paper towels and crumble. Keep the drippings in the pan.
5
Drain collards and try to shake off as much of the water as possible.
6
Reheat pan that has bacon drippings over medium heat.
7
Add crushed red pepper and collards and saute for 2-3 minutes.
8
Add a quick drizzle of cider vinegar and Worcestershire sauce, and continue to saute for a few more minutes until a fair amount of the liquid has evaporated.
9
Season collards to taste by adding more vinegar, Worcestershire or hot sauce and add crumbled bacon right before serving.

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This is a quick way to enjoy collards without having to stew them for hours. I generally eye ball the amounts of vinegar and Worcestershire, so you may want to adjust your amounts to taste. Just remember, you can always add more, but you can't add less!

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Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 3:26pm

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