Cooking Turnip Greens

Cooking Turnip Greens

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    Cooking Turnip Greens

    I know this sounds crazy, But I am trying to cook supper for the Mrs tonight, and I have a pot of turnip greens on the stove. I plan on cooking this with some other stuff, including the turnips. Can anyone tell me what is the best way to cook these things. Im really serious here, I need help. Thanks.


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    I presume you are talking about fresh turnip greens?

    Wash and peel the turnips, cut the turnips into chunks. Wash the greens, discard large stems.

    Put it all in a pot on the stove, put some water in the pot, but not too much since the greens will cook down a lot. Season with salt pork/bacon, salt and pepper, dash of sugar. Keep the pot covered until it gets hot enough and starts cooking, then remove lid later.

    Cook til the turnips are tender, probably 30 minutes to an hour.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ppkheat View Post
    I presume you are talking about fresh turnip greens?

    Wash and peel the turnips, cut the turnips into chunks. Wash the greens, discard large stems.

    Put it all in a pot on the stove, put some water in the pot, but not too much since the greens will cook down a lot. Season with salt pork/bacon, salt and pepper, dash of sugar. Keep the pot covered until it gets hot enough and starts cooking, then remove lid later.

    Cook til the turnips are tender, probably 30 minutes to an hour.
    Thank you! You saved me a lot of anxiety here. And yes they are right out of the garden.

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    I have never cooked turnip greens before. That is a very sweet of you to cook supper for her. I hope everything turns out great.

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    Another horrendous tragedy at home averted by Defensive Carry
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
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    He's throwing them away? Ughh, that's not a food preference of mine.

    I would treat them like opossum. Cook well, place on cedar board, bake on 350 for an hour and a half, throw out the opossum, and eat the board.

    Good luck though.
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    I figure he's trying to buy a new gun. Cooked turnip greens for the wife always worked for me.
    Turn the election's in 2014 to a "2A Revolution". It will serve as a 1994 refresher not to "infringe" on our Second Amendment. We know who they are now.........SEND 'EM HOME. Our success in this will be proportional to how hard we work to make it happen.

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    That's fairly close to how I do it.

    • 4 to 4 1/2 pounds turnip greens
    • 1 pound of turnips
    • 1 pound salt pork, rinsed and diced
    • 1 1/2 cups water
    • 1 cup finely chopped onion
    • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    • a dash of crushed red pepper
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    Cut off and discard tough stems and discolored leaves from greens. Wash greens thoroughly and drain well.

    Peel, slice or dice turnips.

    Cook salt pork in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat until crisp and brown. Do not remove greese.

    Add the turnip greens, turnips, water, onion, 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 pepper sauce and cornbread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chiefjason View Post
    I would treat them like opossum.
    Nah.

    I'd never cook greens the same way I do possum.

    I like my possum barbecued.
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    Ok greens are cookin with the turnips in them. Added red pepper, sugar and salt, plus a couple of hocks, and bacon grease. Think I'll fix ham steak or pork chops, homny, steamed carrots and topped off with sweetpotatoe pie and pecan pie. Does that sound like it goes together?

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    I don't know if that goes together or not, glockman. You better send a plate up here and let me see :^D
    You need some cornbread in there. And when you are done steaming the carrots, "shock" them with cold water so they keep their color, then throw them in a pan with some honey and brown sugar and saute them a bit. That makes an awesome glaze and gets them all shiny looking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glockman10mm View Post
    Ok greens are cookin with the turnips in them. Added red pepper, sugar and salt, plus a couple of hocks, and bacon grease. Think I'll fix ham steak or pork chops, homny, steamed carrots and topped off with sweetpotatoe pie and pecan pie. Does that sound like it goes together?
    Pretty good. Sweet tea I presume?
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    Sweet tea sounds good, but this is turning into work! I think Ive wrecked the kitchen, broken the garbage disposal, and set a roll of paper towels on fire by sitting it too close to the stove. No, I think some BUBBA COLA from Save A LOTs gonna have to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glockman10mm View Post
    Ok greens are cookin with the turnips in them. Added red pepper, sugar and salt, plus a couple of hocks, and bacon grease. Think I'll fix ham steak or pork chops, homny, steamed carrots and topped off with sweetpotatoe pie and pecan pie. Does that sound like it goes together?
    OK, what time should I be there?
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    About 6:30. You can make it if ya leave now.

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