The Great Veggie Experiment: Collard Greens!

Okay – I did it! For our Mardi Gras dinner, I made the collard greens and used the Diet,Desserts,and Dogs recipe. Thank you for that!! The only thing I did not add was the lemon juice (didn’t have any).

The recipe was quick and easy. Overall, I am not totally sold on the collards, they were chewier than I was expecting – but the flavor was quite good in this dish, and the apples were a nice touch. I used a more tart apple, so I don’t think I missed the lemon juice. The other people who tried the greens also thought they were good. So – yay for me! However, I don’t think I will buy them again just for me to eat.

Finished greens (along with crawfish pie and shrimp & grits):

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7 thoughts on “The Great Veggie Experiment: Collard Greens!

  1. Jessica @ Pudget: Losing Weight On A Budget

    It looks great. I am going to have to try it. I love green veggies!

  2. Dutch

    I have never tried collard greens. I think now that I am eating healthier I am willing to start trying different fruits and vegetables.

  3. Ricki

    So glad you gave them a go! I liked greens the very first time I ate them, but if you’re not used to them, it may take a bit of adjustment. Chard is very similar, but the leaves are much softer when cooked (more like spinach), so you might want to try this dish with chard instead and see if you like it any better! 🙂

  4. Jitty

    I don’t know how you did them, but if they were too tough, you can try cooking them much longer. Traditionally in the south they are simmered with ham hocks for a very long time–like 2-3 hours. I myself often cook them quickly at home by steaming or whatever, but be aware that they stand up well to long cooking. Also, most people remove the stems, even well up into the leaves–especially if they aren’t cooking them long.

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