|Delicately sauteed collard greens with thick diced ham and smoked kielbasa|
Its' slight bittter will surely delight your palate
Here's what you need.....
2 bunches of collard greens
1/4 cup of browned bacon (thick bacon or ham) in my case, I had some left over thick ham slices that I cubed and browned.
1 medium onion chopped
3 cloves of chopped fresh garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil
A pinch or 2 of dried crushed red pepper
1/4 cup of stock/water
Simply do this......
Wash the collard greens and removed the tough stems; roughly chopped the greens.
In a large deep pan, cook the onions and garlic until soft for about 2 minutes. Throw in the ham or bacon, stirring for another 2 minutes. Then add the greens and the stock. Season with a little salt and dried red pepper. Cover and cook on medium low and simmer for 20-30 minutes until soft and all the stock has been absorbed. This wonderful vegetable is not to be rushed. It needs to be slowly simmered, and you will be rewarded with the soft, velvety taste in your mouth.
Serve with fork tender boiled meat or kielbasa and DIJON MUSTARD. It's all the comfort you need.