Serve with a slice of cornbread and sliced onion. Copyright 2016-2019 by Mimi Our family devoured the pot of turnip greens. Under Wathon’s instructions, I have learned to cook greens so that it is all about the fresh sweet, savory and bitter combination that the greens and turnip roots offer. Thank you! Place drain cover in sink and start filling up with water. As a single Mom, saving time and money is important always. Ingredients: 1 large bag of collard, kale, mustard or turnip greens, 1 package smoked turkey necks. Sister Miles really wanted to keep it. The fresh brought new life to the canned greens along with garlic. Add water until barely covered. I typically do this process at least three times. Fresh turnip greens cooked with turnip roots is a delicious addition to any meal. I have a love affair with food, entertaining, travel and music. My Dad invited an elderly friend, Sister Miles to our house to cook her special greens. Some have so much meat you can’t find the good, healthy greens! Look for the Q and A page and fire away. Enjoy the flavor of Southern turnips greens, they need very little else. This recipe is gluten-free, vegan and low in calories. Thanks, Mom. Turnip greens are an healthy addition to any diet. On one of her visits I returned from work to find Granny in the kitchen with a great home cooked meal. It is possible that turnip roots in greens is an acquired taste. Tear off the greens and leave in the sink. If you want more punch, add cayenne or sliced jalapenos to pot while cooking. © Copyright Dining With Mimi , 2020-2016 Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. My Granny Theda Faye introduced me to my next type of Greens. Add soul food seasoning to pot as accent to season the pot (enhance flavor). add to large pot filled half way with water and let boil for 25-30 minutes. Undoubtedly, she had tried several and found them lacking in taste. Continue to stir until wilted; then turn to low, cover and let cook for about 2 hours stirring once in a while and tasting to see if you need more salt and pepper. Don't worry, the greens will come to the top but will reduce as the cooking wilts them. Disclaimer: I will answer based on my experience and research materials available to me. This recipe is so good it even makes canned and frozen greens taste like fresh. The greens tasted fresh and delicious. In a smaller pot, add chopped turnip roots. Although, I am a fan of proteins and sauces, the greens call for fresh and clean. As water is filling up, start removing the stalks. Turnip greens pulled fresh from the earth, cleaned thoroughly and properly prepared are a special offering. Apr 21, 2017 - A southern classic, this is my husband's favorite Thank you Mimi. 9.1 g Home cooks and chefs look for ways to adapt recipes to their kitchen, life style, time restraints, budgets,customers,  health and flavor palate. Join me on my journey. Greens will reduce down in size considerably. Repeat until all leaves are in pot. Alexa Shout Out to the band from Denmark,  Turnip Greens for Creole Man. Food should give us nutrition in addition to enjoyment and fuel for our bodies. Breakfast Egg and Cheese Slice or is it Pizza? 3 %, bunch collard greens, washed and cut into pieces do not cut up the stems, (also you could use a ham bone,smoked bacon about 7 slices or any other smoked pork product). Add soul food seasoning to pot as accent to season the pot (enhance flavor). Granny’s focus was saving time and money. He really wanted the recipe. Stir occasionally. My turnip greens have evolved over the years adding in different spices, jalapeño peppers  or proteins. Total Carbohydrate After rinsing turkey necks, This is a mixture of both of my grandmothers' recipes. Untie greens and swish back and forth to wash well. Rinse the dirt out of the sink. Saute your onion in a large cast iron pot with just a touch of oil (1 tsp). View all posts by Mimi. Cook until tender about 20 minutes. Before you untie the greens using the water sprayer, wash off the root end of the greens for a few minutes. Pick stems from greens and wash several times in cold water until greens are clean (water is no longer dirty and greens are no longer gritty),