Monday, November 5, 2012

Paula Deen and Collard Greens

I spent the weekend watching a bunch of Food Network shows I had recorded all week.  One in particular caught my attention (Miss Paula Deen ya'll!).  Anyways, she was making stewed collard greens.  Now, I have never in my life had collard greens.  I know they are good for you, easy to grow, and easy on the pocket book, so I have been dying for a good recipe to introduce me and my family to them.  Well, this recipe was the perfect recipe.  We now have a new favorite vegetable to enjoy.  Of course I tweaked Paula's recipe ever so slightly, although her recipe is perfect the way it is!

Paula Deen's Stewed Collard Greens


  • 8 strips bacon (about 8 ounces), cut into 1/2-inch pieces 1 medium Vidalia onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 stick butter (*I used 1/4 of a stick of butter)
  • 2 cups water (*I used 1 cup of a dark ale and 1 cup water)
  • 2 pounds collards, rinsed and drained, stems removed, leaves cut into 1/2-inch strips Salt
  • Hot sauce (*left out the hot sauce for the kids)


Cook the bacon in a large saucepan over medium-high heat until crisp, about 5 minutes. Add the onion and butter and cook until the onion is tender, about 5 minutes more. Add the water and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the collards and cook until very soft, about 20 minutes. Season with salt and hot sauce, to taste. Transfer the greens to a serving bowl and serve.

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