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Easy Peasy Collard Greens


Let me just say that I have always loved Collards.  Let me also say that I have always been intimidated to cook them.

Oh!  I’ve tried!

I’ve tried ALL sorts of ways, but it wasn’t until my mom came down for a visit, that I finally found the EASIEST way on earth to fix them.

I had this huge pre-washed, pre-cut bag of Collard Greens in my fridge that I had to fix very soon, or they would go bad.  I bought them on my last trip to Sam’s Club (yes! I’m a Sam’s girl).  I had seen them and feeling pretty ambitious, bought them only to get home later, feel intimidated again, and toss them in the fridge.

I said, “MOM!  I don’t have any fat back or bacon or anything you use to cook them.”


She says, “Well, do you have any bacon grease?”

Now, growing up, my mom used to always drain her grease from frying bacon, put it in the fridge to solidify and then use it later to make her eggs.  I definitely don’t use this method myself to make eggs, BUT!  I do drain it, put it in the fridge until it solidifies, and then throw it away, so nothing goes down the kitchen sink!


So I thought, “WHY YES!  I DO!”


SO!  Ladies and Gentlemen, this is what we did and I will continue to cook my Collards this way from now until forever:


I took that big ole bag of collard greens.  Don’t fret!  They will cook down kinda like spinach. › Continue reading

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