Sauteed Fresh Greens Print Email

Fresh greens such as collards, kale, chard, and mustard are inexpensive and extremely healthy.

3 pounds collard greens
1 cup ham pieces
3 TBS vegetable oil
1 quart hot water or stock
1-2 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar (optional)

Wash and remove the stems and any bad spots, then chop or shred. Cook the ham pieces slowly in the oil until crisp. Add the water and simmer for about 10 minutes. Remove the ham and set it aside. Add the salt, sugar and collard greens to the pot. Turn the heat to medium-high and bring the water to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer slowly, adding a little hot water as needed to keep them moist, until they are tender (30 - 45 minutes). Add back ham and serve. 6 to 8 servings