We southerner’s sure love our greens .
(Southern Germany in my case, that’s why the
roast potatoes instead of the corn bread) 🙂
I cooked a great amount of pork so at the end there
was a good amount of potlikker left which I froze.
Next time I’ll go to the store I will buy kale to make
a great Caldo Verde with the leftover potlikker.
All about Collard Greens
Collard greens, each leaf washed individually,
– stem removed, cut into 2″ strips
Smoked pork neck bones,
Rendered pork fat, (schmalz)
– substitute with chicken or duck fat if you prefer
Black pepper, freshly ground
Scotch bonnet, for a little kick
Simmer smoked pork in lightly salted water until almost tender.
Meanwhile, saute onions and garlic in your fat of choice until
onions are translucent and garlic fragrant. Add to the simmering
pork. When pork is almost tender, add the greens and seasoning
and cook until greens are tender. Depending on the season, this
can take anywhere from 45 minutes to two hours.
(I cooked those greens for two more hours and the pork and greens
were just perfect. Adjust the seasoning before you serve.
As I mentioned, traditionally in the american south you
would serve this with corn bread. However, around the world
different customs call for different sidings, from potatoes to rice
to just a hearty slice of bread to soak up the potlikker. You might
also want to try to sprinkle some parmigiano reggiano over the top,
which I did with my re-heated left overs. Another knock-out 🙂
Bon Appetit ! Life is Good !