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Postby Ironman » Mon Jun 05, 2006 3:13 pm

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Southern Turnip Greens Recipe

Postby Ironman » Mon Jun 05, 2006 3:14 pm

Southern-Style Turnip Greens


From Diana Rattray,
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A Southern-style turnip green recipe with salt pork.


INGREDIENTS:

• 4 to 4 1/2 pounds turnip greens
• 1 pound salt pork, rinsed and diced
• 1 1/2 cups water
• 1 cup finely chopped onion
• 1/2 teaspoon pepper
• 1 teaspoon sugar, optional
• a dash of crushed red pepper, optional

PREPARATION:

Cut off and discard tough stems and discolored leaves from greens. Wash greens thoroughly and drain well. Cook salt pork in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat until crisp and brown. Add the turnip greens, water, onion, sugar, pepper, and crushed red pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 40 to 45 minutes or until greens are tender.

Taste and adjust seasonings.

Serve with vinegar or pepper sauce and cornbread.

Serves 6.
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Turnip Greens with Cornmeal Dumplings

Postby Ironman » Thu Jun 08, 2006 11:39 am

Turnip Greens with Cornmeal Dumplings


Ingredients

1/4 pound salt pork
1 or 2 bunches of tender, fresh turnip greens
Salt to taste


Directions

Cut the salt pork into hunks or score it deeply. Put it into pot with enough water to cover well. Cover pot and bring to a simmering boil. Add turnip greens which have been thoroughly washed and from which woody or tough stems have been removed. Lower heat, cover and cook about an hour and a half or two hours. Taste to see how much salt is needed (some salt pork is so salty no extra seasoning has to be added). Do not let the pot boil dry -- add water as needed.

Now make the dumplings by mixing together 2 cups cornmeal (water-ground variety, if available), 1 teaspoon salt, 1 tablespoon melted bacon drippings and about a cup (maybe more) of boiling water. Shape into small pones and place on top of turnip greens in pot. Baste with a little pot likker. Cover pot and simmer for about 20 minutes or until dumplings are done -- the taste test is the most reliable. Remove from heat and have plenty of homemade pepper sauce ready to serve with this real Southern delicacy.


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