been a long time since I had Turnip greens.... moms recipe didnt involve sugar... so they were bitter but I love bitter tastes... we did use vinegar at the table as a condiment.
Salt pork with rind removed sliced and rendered in the pot... pull the pork out and start wilting the greens...... once all in the pot you can either put the pork back in or serve it crumbled on top instead of salt..... Oh my when I cook greens this way some of that pork mysteriously disappers during cooking...
I am due to cook some mustard greens... Havent found turnip greens in the store in about twenty years.
By the way my favorite way to eat turnips is sliced up like apple slices and served with a bit of salt..... dont like em cooked.
Sounds like y'all eat turnips southern style.
We usually use pepper sauce on the table with any greens. By pepper sauce I mean banana peppers with a little jalepeno pepper in them they are covered in vinegar with a tsp. of salt to keep them preserved. When I make the pepper sauce I boil the vinegar with the salt in it.
We don't eat the turnips but the cows do so they don't go to waste.
The rest of my family used to use fatback or pork belly for their greens and vegetables.
I grew our turnips in a Walmart re-usable grocery bag filled with potting soil. It holds 7 gallons of soil and grew a bunch of greens.
dads family started out in florida working acrosss the bottom of the U.S. as sharecroppers farming everything from cotton to pigs. Moms family started out in Oklahoma they dry farmed Pinto beans in Colorado on a 220 acre homestead. Both sides had their own recipes and methods of Using up food without waste.
Everythig was fried in Bacon Grease or lard.
I have some Okra thats begging to be fixed. We bread it and fry it... Or I do.... but Dad liked it cooked with stewed tomatoes and mixed in his grits. With a little bits of bacon. I like it that way too but havent had that in about forty years now. There are still a few restaurants here that serve grits as an option for breakfast. Benefits of living in a Navy town.
Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,
Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.
Future poultry: Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy
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