What’s better than a big boiling pot of greens?
Rinse garden fresh collards from the co-op and roll up like you’re making Cuban cigars.
Make a cut every inch or so to make green strips, or strips of greens.
1-2 spring onions – from the co-op
a few garlic chives – from the co-op (supplement plain ole garlic and onions as needed)
2 pieces of high quality bacon (See below!)
Sizzle the bacon in your big old pot. Add the onion and garlic along with a wee drizzle of EVO.
Throw in some red pepper flakes. How many? How hot do you want it?
Add coarse salt and black pepper – from the co-op.
Now add the collards and stir like it’s going out of style.
Finally add the tiniest spoon of vinegar. Probably don’t use anything flavored. (shudder.)
Now add the liquid –
I use water. And just enough to cover.
If you want to – add a ham hock here (see meat link below!) – and the tiniest spoon of sugar.
Simmer for a good time. Or – for a good time, simmer.
Check and add liquid as needed. Oh, the lovely pot liquor you will have at the end!