How to Make Collard Greens

Knowing how to make collard greens is trendy nowadays! The nutritious, inexpensive leafy greens— packed with vitamins, especially A and C—are popping up on restaurant menus across the country. It's probably because they make such an easy yet delicious side dish.

-Hi! I'm Miranda with recipe.com, and today, I'm gonna show you how to make collard greens. Now, collard greens are packed with vitamin A and C and they're actually a type of cabbage. And, today, we're gonna simmer it with a smoked turkey bone for a really rich, delicious flavor. So, we've got our ingredients all laid out here. We have 1 smoked turkey neck bone. We have 14 ounces of reduced sodium chicken stock. We have 2 cloves of garlic thinly sliced, 1 teaspoon of olive oil, a quarter of a teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper, and 1 medium onion which has been peeled and chopped, and then, of course, we have the star of the show--we have about 9 cups here or 2 pounds of freshly washed and chopped collard greens. We also have a large pot over here. You can use a pot or a Dutch oven and it's on medium heat and we are going to start by putting in the olive oil and then we are gonna cook that together with the onions and the garlic for about 5 minutes until tender. Okay, so, it's been 5 minutes and my onions are nice and soft and my garlic is just super yummy mellow. So, what we're going to do is now, into the pot, add our chicken broth, add our smoked turkey neck bone, the pepper, and then the collard greens. So, once this comes to boil, we're gonna stir then cover it and let it cooked for about an hour until the collard greens are nice, tender, and wilted. Okay, so, it's been an hour and my collard greens cooked until perfectly tender. Look how much this wilted down to, remember, what we started with and it's just wilted down to this wonderful, perfect, little classic southern side dish. Now, I removed the turkey bone and drained off any excess liquid before putting into the serving dish and we are going to serve it with a slotted spoon. So super easy to do. Really, really tasty. That's how you make collard greens. Thanks for watching and, for more great recipes and savings, visit us at recipe.com.
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