Holiday Collard Greens
How to Make Cajun Collard Greens
Collard greens are a traditional Southern side dish that is easy to prepare and freeze. They are traditionally made from pork and are a popular choice for those who love to cook at home. Although you may feel apprehensive about eating them, they are an important part of the Southern diet. Learn how to make them in your own kitchen. Here are some great ways to prepare them. First, wash them thoroughly. Put the greens in an ice-cold bowl and wash them. Then add a little water and allow to soak for about 15 to 20 minutes. Drain and rinse again. After the greens have been fully cooked, add the bacon and onion to the pot.
First rinse the collard greens well before freezing. The thick stems of the collard greens should be removed to preserve their flavor. After that, dry them by rubbing the leaves with a towel. Then store them in a resealable plastic bag. To freeze, rinse the greens in cold water and store them in the refrigerator for up to two months. They keep well for a year when stored properly. They can also be frozen for up to two weeks.
Another way to prepare collard greens is to cook them in olive oil. The olive oil helps the body absorb the nutrients in the greens and gives them a unique flavor. The broth can be spiced up with smoked bacon and smoked chili powder. To prepare the best collard greens for cooking, start with a large skillet with a heavy bottom. The oil should shimmer when it is heated in the skillet. But do not let the greens brown.