First, fill a large pot with water. Slice an onion and add it the water. Add smoked turkey meat to the pot. I used smoked turkey wings, but any other 'part' will also work. Smoked turkey meat is a healthier option to season your greens. I also added salt and crushed red peppers and boiled.
While the water is boiling, I use this time to clean my greens. These are what collards look like, if you haven't seen them before. I fill the large part of my sink with hot water and dump the greens in. Swish the greens around and re-do the process until the water looks 'clean.'
Take a few collards from the sink and layer them together, keeping the stems together at the end. At this time, I break the long stems from each leaf.
Slice the collards. You can cut down the middle again for more bite size greens. I like to leave the stems on the main part of the greens in tact. I like to think that a lot of nutrients are in the stems.
Place the cut greens in the pot to boil.
I cook on gas, so it doesn't take long for the greens to get done...about 45 minutes. On an electric range, it could take about 1.5 hours, I think!
Here is the finished product...all wilted down! ha
Interested in the macaroni and cheese and the oven fried chicken tenders recipes? I'll share them tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!