Thursday, November 12, 2015

Collard Greens-Big Flavor but Less Fat!

 Collard greens sometimes get a bad reputation as a fat-laden food.  My sons made some great collards this past weekend that were full of flavor, but relatively healthy!  It's all in their cooking method and the way they layered the flavors.  

Make sure that your greens are fresh and well-cleaned!  They can have sandy grit on them.

1.  In a large pot, start with a couple of tablespoons of olive oil and add 1/2 of a large onion, diced, and a couple of cloves of garlic, minced.  
2.  For that bacon flavor, they tossed in 1/3 C of Hormel real bacon pieces.  When this has all sizzled for a few minutes, pour in 1/2 large container of chicken broth or stock.  
3.  Add a smoked, cooked chicken wing or two (theirs was from a rotisserie chicken from the store). 
4.  Bring  to a boil and drop in your collard greens.  Let simmer until they're tender!  (Bake a pan of cornbread!). You are now ready for a real treat.  Salt and pepper to taste.


  1. Mmmmm, one of my all time favs. :)

  2. I have made collard greens with smoked turkey wings (may have seen Michael Simon do this on a cooking show?) and it was delicious. Full of flavor and yes, without the fat. Loved your post and it served as a reminder that this is the way I should cook them always.


  3. Thanks, Carolyn. Hope you enjoy them using this method!