· 1 bunch of collard greens
· 1 fully-cooked, smoked turkey leg (can also use smoked turkey wings)
· 1/2 onion, diced
· 3 garlic cloves, diced
· 3 cups of chicken broth
· 1 t. red pepper flakes
· salt, pepper, vinegar, hot sauce (optional)
1. Remove the collard green leaf from the stem.
2. Wash the collards several times in cold water to remove any dirt and grit. You can also use salt to help remove the grit if needed. Rinse well & set aside
3. In a large pot, add a tablespoon of olive oil and the chopped onions & garlic. Saute until tender.
4. Add in the chicken broth, red pepper flakes, & the turkey leg. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to simmer for about 20-30 minutes. This helps the broth take on that delicious, smokey flavor!
5. Add in the collard greens. Cook on med-low heat until tender for about 45-60 minutes. You can increase the heat if needed but do not boil the collard greens. you want to slowly steam cook. They will wilt down as they cook.
6. When done, season to your preference. In my opinion these greens don't need a thing but usually add in a few dashes of black pepper and few drops of hot sauce!
Author: Divas Can Cook
Presented by Austin East High School Culinary Arts Program