Recipe by LUCKYCHEEKS
"This is an old Southern style recipe for country greens that my grandma used to make at all our holiday meals. It was a hit even with the kids."
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fresh mustard greens
fresh turnip greens
dill pickle juice
salt and pepper to taste
I made this recipe twice over the holidays--once with bacon and once with some leftover Christmas ham instead. Both were a success! My Southern husband and in-laws loved it. Many thanks from a formerly clueless Yankee!
These greens needed a lot of doctoring! It just didn't have that Southern down home taste I've been accustomed to. I've enjoyed greens during every major holiday while growing up, and finally wanted to make some of my own. (This was actually my 3rd time making them). In order to get them to taste like anything, I ended up adding 3 chicken bouillon cubes, more pickle juice, jalepeno juice, a little bit of seasoning salt, garlic powder, & crushed red pepper. After adding this I was finally able to lick my platter clean :-)
EXCELLENT!!! I do this on a much smaller scale (2 bunches of just turnip greens) for our smaller family of 5. All my 3 toddlers just love it too! Sometimes, I use some pepperoncini juice for some extra zing.
It really annoys me when reviewers change the recipe and then give it a bad review! I've never been a big greens fan, but I made this for a big family gathering, and everyone loved it. I followed the recipe exactly and it was great. I've added my own touches here and there, as does every other cook I know. You have to add your own personal touch. Thanks for a great recipe.
I used frozen greens and replaced the water with chicken broth. (not as much liquid was needed since not wilting the greens down) It even received rave reviews from those who normally dislike greens.
I first made this two Thanksgivings ago. It has been requested by my extended family every year since. They love it and so do I.
Ok all you other southern residents can stop reading this post. I made these and they were very good. I have been trimming back on my ham hocks and bacon after watching the last southern generation battle heart disease. I even used .......turkey bacon and frozen turnip greens. I was expecting lighting or something to strike me when I put in the pan. I did have to add a extra spicy for my taste. I put in some no salt ham flavor....to make up for the turkey and some pepper flakes.....I left out the butter as I didn't need to boil. 30 mins I was finished great vege for a busy night in the new south.
This is an excellent combination of greens the only thing I do different in omit the pickle juice from the cooking and use vegetable oil and salt pork or ham hocks instead of the bacon... diced onions as well instead of the slices... Being from the south means greens are a staple in our households... and if you have turnips of any kind you MUST use the roots... oh how delicious.. and the cooking time is the key the greens should NOT be crunchy we are not having salad we are having greens so they are cooked down until they are tender... served up with a side of warm cornbread and H_O_N_E_Y....umph...
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Southern Style Holiday Greens
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 78
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