Turnip greens???? What do i do?????

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by conny63malies, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    I got a huge bag of fresh greens from my neighbor, about 10-12 pounds . How do i prepare them? I never did it myself, always used the canned ones.
    Whats the best way to freeze them, prepared or just blanched? My neighbor told me she uses cot, or was that for the calaloo?
     
  2. Nuggetsowner:)

    Nuggetsowner:) Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not sure. I do not like turnip greens, but I planted them this spring for my chickens and they are gone already!! Does your neighbor have more?? Too bad I wasn't closer!! [​IMG]
     
  3. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    She got them from her church, she had about 50 pounds. I will ask her for a recipe, i bet she has some yummy ones she is from jamaica.
     
  4. newnanchic

    newnanchic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First of all you will want to wash them in a sink of cold water and some salt. Then drain and wash again and again. I wash them 3-4 times to get all of the sand off of them. As I am washing I pull each and every stem off. Start at the bottom and just kinda strip them off and throw the stems to your chics. After they are washed real good I break them up into sdmaller pieces by hand and put them into a big pot. If you have some bacon grease put it in the water about 3-4 teaspoons If not put some bacon in your water or a couple of smoked ham hocks inthere. Maybe even fatback if you have it. The greens will shrink as they get hot so keep adding them a little at a time to the pot. Once you get them all in there I let them boil for 3-4 hours on low. Add some salt )If you did not use salt pork) . Make a pan of cornbread slice a onion and get out the pepper sauce. Maybe even make some mashed taters....Yum Yum... Can you tell I am from Ga. ?????
     
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  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    What she said! Perfect directions for a lovely southern supper!

    We georgians have a way about these things!
     
  6. chiknhut

    chiknhut Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ya'll are making me hungry.
     
  7. tnkinhunting

    tnkinhunting Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is nuthin better than turnip greens and cornbread!!!!! Yummmmmm! [​IMG]
     
  8. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:Except collards and cornbread - with a side dish of chopped onions and pepper vinegar. [​IMG]
     
  9. tnkinhunting

    tnkinhunting Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG, I love those things too! My aunt, God rest her soul, introduced me to them as a child in Phoebus, VA. She grew them and I have loved them ever since.
     
  10. chiknhut

    chiknhut Chillin' With My Peeps

    don't forget to make extra cornbread so you can take it and crumble it up in a glass of milk and get you a good garden onion to eat with it. yum! yum!
     

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