Thursday, December 22, 2011

Collard Greens with Bacon

Greens taste good! Bacon tastes good! Put them together and you get something exceptional. You can use any type of greens in this recipe like chard, kale, or mustard, but I had some Collard greens in my veggie box this week that looked really nice. The mixture of the salty bacon with the greens that crave the salt is a perfect combination. With only 2 ingredients, this dish is an example of how sometimes the simplest recipes are the best.

Collard Greens with Bacon
About 1/2 lb of bacon cut into 1 inch square pieces
1 large bunch of greens (collard, chard, kale, mustard)

In a cast iron skillet cook bacon until crisp then drain on a paper towel. Pour about 2/3 of the bacon grease from the skillet (save for another day). Remove any hard stems from greens then cut into 2 inch pieces. Put the greens into the skillet with remaining hot bacon grease. Toss to coat with grease then cover and cook on medium heat for about 2-3 minutes or until greens are wilted. Mix crumbled bacon in with the greens and serve warm.

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