Collard Greens With Bacon
1 1/2 pounds collard greens
3 slices bacon, chopped
2 cups water
8 ounces smoked pork hock
1/2 cup chopped onion (1 medium)
1/2 cup chopped green sweet pepper
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
4 cloves garlic, minced
In a large saucepan, cook bacon until crisp. Remove bacon, reserving drippings in saucepan. Drain bacon and set aside. add water, pork hock, onion, sweet pepper, sugar, salt, red pepper and garlic to saucepan. Bring to a boil. Add chopped collard greens and reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 1 1/4 hours or until greens are tender. Remove from heat. Remove pork hock. Cover greens and keep warm.
This is a traditional Southern dish; For vegetarian version, remove the meat and add some fakin' bacon or bacon-flavored substance.
Thursday, December 3, 2009 - 4:14am