"The best comfort food will always be greens, cornbread, and fried chicken". - Maya Angelou
One of the mainstays of Sunday Dinner are collard greens. They are served with ham hocks, neck bones, smoked turkey wings, or smoked turkey necks. We all have our special recipe for greens or use grandma's time honored recipe.
I like collard greens, but don't necessarily want to clean them, then cut them up, and wait for them to cook. This recipe for sauteed collard greens is quick and easy and still provides a good serving of flavorful greens with a kick of spice. You can use any brand for the seasonings. The links provided are for what I have in my spice cabinet. Try it out the recipe and let me know what you think!
Sauteed Collard Greens Ingredients:
2 teaspoons olive oil (Pompeian Robust)
4 fresh medium garlic bulbs
1/2 cup chopped white onion
1 cup chopped bell pepper
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger (Spice Supreme)
1/4 teaspoon celery salt (McCormick)
1/4 teaspoon seasoned pepper (Lawry's)
1/4 teaspoon creole seasoning (Virgo from The Power Plate)
1/4 teaspoon Badia Adobo with Complete seasoning
1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar (Colavita)
2 cups frozen collard greens (Great Value)
Chop white onion.
Press garlic bulbs.
Add olive oil to small frying pan.
Add onions, garlic, and all seasonings to the olive oil.
Saute the onions, garlic, and spices until the onions are transparent.
Add frozen collard greens to the pan and mix with the onions and garlic.
Add the balsamic vinegar to the pan. Mix well with the greens.
Turn the heat to low and cook greens for 10 minutes.
Serve with your favorite meat and side dishes or enjoy as a solo dish!
Makes 2 servings.