I can recall the first time I had the pleasure of eating collard greens. It was at Old Country Buffet. Collard greens were not a staple of my upbringing as I am a midwesterner. I feel envious of my southern brothers and sisters because after one bite of those amazing greens, i was sold. The flavors were unmatchable to any other type of greens I had ever had. They were so smoky, salty, and GOOD! I could have juste eaten those collard greens at the buffet and would have been a happy camper.
Naturally, i had to seek out a recipe and learn how to recreate those southern collard greens for myself. I tried purchasing a can of them at the store but it wasn’t the same. It was more like opening a can of a mushy green mess. Yuck! You can imagine my delight when i came across this gem of a recipe.
Recipe courtesy of Southern Living.
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Quick Tip: Try to use a good cut of bacon in this recipe.